'Trainspotting' Author Irvine Welsh Is Writing a Creation Records Biopic
Published May 04, 2016Scottish writer Irvine Welsh has had plenty of his novels adapted into movies, from Trainspotting to Filth — not to mention the upcoming Trainspotting sequel, which draws heavily from his book Porno. Up next, however, he's switching roles and will adapt a book about Creation Records into a new screenplay.
The Hollywood Reporter explains that Welsh is on deck to adapt The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label, Alan McGee's memoir about the iconic Britpop imprint.
The film will be called Creation Stories, and sales of the project are currently being handled by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution at Cannes.
In a statement, Kaleidoscope's Spencer Pollard said, "We are very excited to be working with the guys on Creation Stories. Alan McGee's and Creation Records' success is a fantastic story that we can't wait to bring to the International market place."
It's worth noting that Welsh is a close friend of McGee's and has had firsthand experience with Creation Records. That said, if he needs to brush up on his knowledge while writing the screenplay he could always crack open our Essential Guide.