Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Controversial Book, ECSTASY to be Made into Movie

Controversial Book, ECSTASY to be Made into Movie –

Toronto Filmmaker to Direct

ECSTASY to Explode onto the Big Screen

Toronto, ON, Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - The ever-so-controversial book Irvine Welsh book, ECSTASY, based on the reasons why people are compelled to take to drugs, turns its pages and gets ready to flip open onto the Big Screen.

Toronto based, Rob Heydon, the creator of over 100 music videos and commercials around the world, will be directing ECSTASY. His work has been noticed by companies globally as he has done projects for corporations such as Volvo, Johnny Walker, BMG, Diesel, Burton, Molson, Jack Daniel's, and Airwalk. Mr. Heydon is widely recognized and has won prestigious awards including a Juno for Best Video for Edwin's "Alive" (Sony Music Canada).

Mr. Irvine Welsh author of ECSTASY and Trainspotting says, "I've met Rob Heydon and he's a brilliant young producer/director with a good head on his shoulders and knows what he is doing. That's quite rare in the film business”.

Shooting will take place in Scotland.

ECSTASY is a dark romantic comedy based on the book, ECSTASY: Three Tales of Chemical Romance, written by Scotsman Irvine Welsh. ECSTASY has been translated into 20 languages and was a number one bestseller in over 20 countries. Mr. Welsh's first book, "Trainspotting", published in 1993, and was voted by Waterston’s, Europe's largest bookstore chain, as one of the Ten Best Books of the Century, selling over one million copies in the UK alone, and has its own cinematic Cinderella success story.

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