Trainspotting 2 – It’s Happening!
Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) has confirmed that his next project after his Steve Jobs biopic will be the sequel to his popular 1996 movie Trainspotting.
However, while we may all be revelling in the good news, there’s just one thing preventing the film going into production – and that’s schedules. “All the four main actors (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle) want to come back and do it,” Boyle clarified when speaking to Deadline, “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.”
Miller, who played “Sick Boy” in Trainspotting, and Carlyle, who portrayed the antagonistic “Begbie,” are the two actors currently complicating scheduling, as Miller stars on CBS’ Elemental and Carlyle has a substantial reoccurring role on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Although not a massive amount is known about the sequel, which is tentatively titled Trainspotting 2, it is believed it will be based on the Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno, which revisits the heroin-addicted characters a decade after the events of Trainspotting.
John Hodge, the screenwriter of Trainspotting as well as Boyle’s A Less Life Ordinary and The Beach, has already penned the sequel’s script, with the Oscar-winning director calling it “terrific.” As the novel’s title suggest, the sequel will find the four main characters from the original embarking into the world of pornography.
However, while Porno was released a dozen years ago, numerous factors have kept the sequel from kicking into production, including a rift between McGregor and Boyle which occurred when McGregor, the star of three Boyle films, initially refused to work with the director again after being passed over for Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach; however, the two have since patched things up.
But one thing is for certain – Trainspotting 2, is definitely on the cards.