‘Trainspotting 2’ begins shooting in Edinburgh – see first video from set

Fan captures actor Ewan Bremner filming Spud scenes

The long-awaited Trainspotting sequel is shooting now, with director Danny Boyle filming on the streets of Edinburgh.

Actor Ewan Bremner, aka Spud, was seen in the Scottish capital yesterday with one passer by capturing the action on his phone. Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen McGregor and Robert Carlyle are all returning for the sequel, which is once again being directed by Danny Boyle from a script by John Hodge.

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Author Irvine Welsh recently revealed that the sequel will see his much-loved characters Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud find a “very innovative” way to get involved in the world of pornography.

The sequel will be based on Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno but will not be exactly the same, the author has explained. “We’ve had to evolve past that, because the actors would have been ten years older when Porno came out, and now they’re 20 years older. It has to take into account that reality,” the author said recently.