Lust for Life: 'Trainspotting' Sequel in the Works
By DAVID WEINER
March 11, 2013
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting put the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director on the map in 1996 along with his cast of then-unknowns Ewan MacGregor, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd and Ewan Bremner -- all of whom have gone on to varying degrees of success. Now, Boyle reveals that a long-in-the-works Trainspotting sequel could become a reality with the original cast on board…
"This has been a long time coming," Boyle told The Playlist after revealing footage from his upcoming film Trance at this weekend's SXSW Film Festival. "There's always been this long-term plan for Trainspotting 2. If [original screenwriter John Hodge] can produce a decent enough script, I don't think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back."
Boyle elaborated, "I think they'll want to know that the parts are good so they don't feel like they are letting anyone down. 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."
Hodge is currently penning the sequel, which will be a "loosely-based" adaptation of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's own sequel, titled Porno, and Boyle hopes to make the film in 2016.