Robert Carlyle first appeared on the screen as a mentally ill hardman Francis Begbie in the 1996 groundbreaking cult film Trainspotting.
Now from a 60-year-old actor Glasgow Will replay his beloved role for the third time in a six-part television spin-off series based on Irvine Welsh’s 2016 book, The Blade Artist.
In the latest Begbie story, the character returns from a luxurious life California, He became a celebrity in the art world, in Scotland for the funeral of his murdered son.
But the new series is a “road” at the moment, and Carlyle predicts that the project will hit a small screen in about 18 months, the actor said.
The new series is an adaptation of The Blade Artist and Robert is set to star and executive produce the series. It is not known if original writer Danny Boyle will be involved.
Teasing details of the project, Robert revealed that his character starts off the movie having just HMP Edinburgh, where he served a 25-year prison sentence for his multitude of crimes.
“It’s a long way to go at this point, and I’m wondering what will happen to these things in 18 months or so,” he said.
Based on the 1993 novel of the same name, the original trainspotting film proved to be one of the iconic films of its generation-the shock of the use of four Edinburgh friends and their heroin. Story.
After giving birth to a child in the United States, his artwork was discovered and the former thug was reformed as a celebrity of “the sparkle of the day.”
“So he suddenly became a kind of cause celebrity, but very quickly, within 10 pages of the book, he got a call from his hometown and his son was killed by a gangster. Must return, and when he returns, it just goes out of control, “Carlyle explained.
Carlyle confirmed a comeback with the new series in October, but so far no other original casts have been attached to the project.
Novelist Irvine added:
“It’s clearly an understatement to say that we’re excited to be creatively reunited on this project.”
In 2017, the sequel to Trainspotting, based on Scottish writer Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel pornography, premiered and the original cast replayed their role.
While inside Begbie discovers a talent for art, particularly sculpture, and eventually marries his art therapist – something Robert says is not that unusual in the real world.
After having children in the US, his artwork is discovered and the former thug is reformed as a celebrity for the ‘glitterati of the day’.
‘So he’s a kind of cause celebre suddenly, but very quickly, within 10 pages of the book, he gets a phone call from back home and his son has been murdered by a gang. So he has to go back, and as he goes back, it just spirals out of control.’, explained Carlyle.
Carlyle confirmed he will be making a comeback in the new series in October, but so far none of the other original cast have been attached to the project.
Meanwhile, Carlyle’s character, Begbie, has returned to his hot-tempered way, but this time dealing with significant responsibilities in his life as a father.
Speaking at the T2 world premiere, Robert made fun of his new series by acknowledging the sequel to the original movie effort, but it’s not the last time fans see his character.
Commenting on a possible trilogy, he said: “We were talking about it, I’m going to do it.” “So maybe we haven’t seen the end of Begbie yet.”