For those of you into your film (and I suspect that’s most of you reading this!), you might be interested to know that EMPIRE, the world’s biggest movie magazine, will be running an event at The O2 in London from 23 to 25 September – American Airlines presents EMPIRE LIVE!
Described as the ‘ultimate film and entertainment weekend’, the magazine today announced one of the headline activities will be a re-cast, unique live performance of Danny Boyle/Film4’s cinematic classic Trainspotting.
20 years after Renton, Sick Boy and company first crashed into cinemas, they plan to take the movie which told you to ‘Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a f&*king big television…’, and host a special, one-off, live script-read, re-cast with an exciting group of leading talent and rising stars, for a unique live performance.
Producer of Trainspotting sequel, T2, Andrew Macdonald commented, “We’ve just wrapped on T2 – and what a fun way to remember the original before audiences can see the sequel.”
Also confirmed for the event today is a special preview screening of MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, Louis Theroux’s long-awaited spotlight on one of the world’s most secretive organisations. A decade in the making, Theroux’s documentary provides the inside track on the Church of Scientology, set up by struggling science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, who famously said, “If you want to get rich, you start a religion,” and then went ahead and did just that.
Audiences can also look forward to a pre-release screening of this year’s most brilliantly bizarre comedy-horror hybrid, THE GREASY STRANGLER, followed by a Q&A with debut director Jim Hosking, as he lifts the lid on the creative process that saw him conceive one of 2016’s most unforgettable characters: a homicidal father who lathers himself in fat before engaging in brutal killing sprees.
Empire also have a fun-filled Family Entertainment programme, and today announced two new additions, with a double bill of THE GRUFFALO and STICK MAN. Based on the much-loved picture books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, both these magical animations have an all-star cast and will be guaranteed to keep both little ones and their parents entertained throughout.
American Airlines presents EMPIRE LIVE will run at The O2 in London from 23 to 25 September 2016, and you can find out more here.