Ewan McGregor in Princes Street dash as Trainspotting sequel recreates original


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.

Ewan and Ewen, who play characters Renton and Spud respectively, were spotted sprinting out of Urban Outfitters - which had apparently been transformed into an Apple Store for the day.

Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner in Trainspotting 2 (Jane Barlow/PA)

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

Fans took to social media after watching the film shoot. One person tweeted their excitement of seeing a film star.

Actor Ewan McGregor on the streets of Edinburgh  (Jane Barlow/PA)

Another made a similar remark about seeing the Star Wars star.

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

Danny Boyle directs actors Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner (Jane Barlow/PA)

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.