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Irvine Welsh to direct The Magnificent Eleven

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is taking his hand to directing once again with the planned (loose) Magnificent Seven remake, The Magnificent Eleven. Welsh will also write the srennplay for the film which is set to go into production later this year.

Sean Bean, Dougray Scott and Robert Vaughan have already been tapped up to star in the film. film which sees the Cowboys as a local amateur soccer team, the Indians are a gang that run a nearby Tandoori restaurant and the bandits are a group of menacing thugs run by a maniac called Blonde Bob.

Producer John Adams, who is selling the film in Berlin, told Screen Daily:

“Having worked with Irvine Welsh on his feature film Good Arrows, I am certain that the team we have assembled for The Magnificent Eleven can deliver a quality feature film with massive commercial potential.”

Source: Screen Daily

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