[Movies] Danny Boyle Says Trainspotting Sequel Will Happen in 2016
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.11.2013
He expects everyone to come back...
Danny Boyle says that a sequel to Transpotting should be moving forward by 2016. Boyle told the Playlist that John Hodge, who wrote the first film, is adapting the follow-up book Porno for a film. The sequel sees Ewan McGregor's character of Rents crossing paths with the others ten years after the events of the first film within the world of pornography.
"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "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 [McGregor] 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."
He 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 is expected to reprise his role along with Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewan Bremner. 2016 is the twenty-year anniversary of the original film.