TRAINSPOTTING stars Ewan McGregor and Kevin McKidd are to be reunited in a film about Mount Everest.
It will see them work together for the first time since the classic 1996 Danny Boyle drugs movie that made them stars.
The Scots will travel to Nepal to shoot on location at the world's highest mountain's Base Camp - 17,700 ft above sea level.
Elgin-born McKidd, 36, said: "I'm going to need to get into shape for that."
A source close to the project said: "It doesn't have a name yet and a lot of the details are being kept quiet but it is expected to be a really gruelling schedule for both of them.
"It requires a big commitment as there are weeks of preparation and acclimatisation before they can properly start."
McGregor, 38, and McKidd have become hugely successful Hollywood actors in the 14 years since Trainspotting.
It was slower for McKidd but he is now one of the industry's most in-demand leading men.
The star, who lives with wife Jane and children Joseph, eight, and Iona, six, stars in TV hit Grey's Anatomy as Dr Owen Hunt.
He has also starred in TV blockbuster Rome as well as hit movies The Last Legion and Kingdom of Heaven.
In his latest movie, Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, he takes the role of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
McGregor was first of the Trainspotting cast to make it big with his leading role in the 2001 hit Moulin Rouge.
He was also in the 2005 Star Wars trilogy but has since taken on smaller roles.
McKidd also revealed he turned down a major part in the last two Harry Potter films.
He said: "There was this mean, alpha-male werewolf character, who's like the big villain in the final film. My kids were like, 'Why did you have to turn that down?'
"But when Percy Jackson came through, it was like, 'I've got to do this. I've never done this kind of movie before'."