Trainspotting duo Danny Boyle and Scots writer Irvine Welsh are reuniting to bring music mogul Alan McGee's biography to life on film.

Based on The Creation Records Story: Riots, Raves and Running a Label, it will tell the story of the Scot who signed Oasis after seeing the band at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut back in May of 1993.

Directed by Nick Moran, the film will also star fellow Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor, Jason Flemyng.

Also on board is Ewen Bremner, who played Spud in Boyle’s Trainspotting and is set to play McGee. 

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It tells the story of McGee and his Creation label, which was one of the most influential stables of the 1980s and ’90s, launching bands such as Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Teenage Fanclub.

As well as having a number of labels since, McGee has been managing bands such as The Happy Mondays.

“It’s like ‘Trainspotting does Creation’, if you can get into that concept,” McGee said.  "I think it’s going to be quite funny.

“My book is pretty much what happened. The actual film is Irvine’s version of it.

“It’s got me and my dad walking into the sunset, but I haven’t spoken to my dad for 30 years so it ain’t gonna be that realistic.”

Irvine Welsh, who has written the screenplay with partner Dean Cavanagh. said: “I’ve been lucky to work with both Danny and Nick over the years and to have the two of them together on this project, along with Ewen, feels like a lottery win.”


Alan McGee

McGee's Creation began to lose steam in toward the end of the 90s and was shut down in 1999. He revived it and launched other labels in the years since, although not with a similar level of success.

Last year McGee announced his return with Creation23 – a new label who specialise in seven inch singles while also launching tracks across streaming services.

“It’s a story of relentless ambition, mental torment, drugs, bankruptcy, unfathomable wealth, courting politicians and of how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture,” according to the film’s production company, Burning Wheel Productions.

Creation Stories starts shooting in London late May 2019.