Danny Boyle confirms Trainspotting sequel plans
The sequel to Trainspotting, based on Irvine Welsh's Porno, is being planned for 2016, says Danny Boyle...
If Shallow Grave was the film that put director Danny Boyle on the map in the first place, it was his second movie, Trainspotting, that really elevated him. At some point, we need to have a chat about his underrated third feature - A Life Less Ordinary - but in the meantime, Boyle has admitted that plans for a Trainspotting sequel are finally coming together.
On promotional duties for his new film, Trance, Danny Boyle admitted that John Hodge is working on a screenplay for the film now, which will adapt, loosely, Irvine Welsh's book Porno. Boyle is planning to make the film in 2016, and also is looking to get the cast of the first film back together. Crucially, that'd include Ewan McGregor, with whom Boyle hasn't worked since he passed him over for the lead role in The Beach, in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Boyle said of the project that "The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don't disappoint people"
Should Porno be released in 2016, which is quite likely, then it'd be in time for the - ready to feel old? - 20th anniversary of Trainspotting. Yikes.
We'll keep you posted as we hear more...
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