THE sequel to Trainspotting will be a superhero film about a man who gets special powers from ‘space heroin’.
Designed to cash in on the success of comics spin-offs like The Avengers, the film stars Ewan McGregor as a mild-mannered junkie who scores alien-enhanced drugs from a fatherly maverick scientist.
Director Danny Boyle said: “After doing some MegaSmack, Renton discovers he has superhuman strength and the ability to fly at supersonic speeds, which comes in handy when he’s shoplifting disposable razors and Rustlers burgers from Tesco Express.
“Meanwhile Begbie finds he can physically change into crude pub fight weapons, including a pool cue and a sharpened screwdriver. He takes out an entire SWAT team by morphing into a broken pint glass.
“But of course military scientists have created a rival team of evil super-junkies, who have some petty paranoid grudge against Renton because he wouldn’t give them a lift across town in his car about four years ago.”
Boyle said actor Ewen Bremner would also be reprising his role as socially awkward Spud, who in the new film will be seen scissor-kicking an alien robot to death during a battle on an imploding planet.
Boyle added: “Trainspotting 2 won’t lose any of the grittiness of the original, because the characters still say things like ‘You’re a fuckin’ wee radgie bawbag, Doctor Sinister.’”