Sunday 18 February 2018

Ewan McGregor in Princes Street dash as Trainspotting sequel recreates original

Ewan McGregor, front, and Ewan Bremner speed through the streets of Edinburgh
Ewan McGregor, front, and Ewan Bremner speed through the streets of Edinburgh

Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner have been spotted sprinting along Princes Street in Edinburgh.

The actors were seen on the streets of the Scottish capital on Wednesday as they filmed the sequel Trainspotting 2, and were apparently recreating the iconic opening sequence from the original 1996 movie.

McGregor and Bremner, who play characters Renton and Spud, were seen sprinting out of Urban Outfitters - which had apparently been transformed into an Apple Store for the day.

Onlookers crowded round as Danny Boyle directed the pair making a speedy exit out of the shop, with parts of the street temporarily fenced off throughout the morning.

Fans took to social media after watching the film shoot.

One person tweeted: " Love working in Edinburgh! Just spotted @mcgregor_ewan filming Trainspotting 2."

Another said: "So was just in Edinburgh wondering why there was a film camera pointing in our direction then Ewan McGregor came flying past #trainspotting2 ."

Boyle's sequel will be titled T2 and will be released on January 27 next year.

The cast and crew have been seen filming at various locations across Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland over the past few months.

The long-awaited film will likely be loosely based on writer Irvine Welsh's 2002 sequel to Trainspotting, Porno.

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