‘Trainspotting’ is getting a sequel!
The movie was released in 1996, and was adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film starred Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller, among others.
In an interview with The Playlist this week, Boyle hinted that it may be time for a “Trainspotting” sequel, adapting Welsh’s follow-up novel, “Porno.” The Playlist reports that Boyle is eyeing the film, which will hopefully include the original cast, for 2016. Boyle also told the publication that John Hodge, who penned the script for “Trainspotting,” is writing the screenplay for the sequel.
“This has been a long time coming,” Boyle told The Playlist. “There’s always been this long term plan for ‘Trainspotting 2,’ if John can produce a decent enough script, I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down.”
Boyle added, “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. That will be the only criteria I think.”
McGregor spoke about the possibility of a “Trainspotting” sequel last February, saying, “I was always a bit loathe to do it, because ‘Trainspotting’ is so important for me… It was such an amazing film that still stands up today. I think making a sequel to it is almost a dangerous thing to do. You don’t want to damage the reputation of the original film if you make a lesser version… That said, it could be interesting because it’s been so long, and [‘Porno’] is set 10 years later.”
Man, ‘Trainspotting’ brings me back. It was released the year after I graduated high school. This movie changed everything, didn’t it?