A sequel to Trainspotting isn’t exactly a hot topic, with the possibility already mooted a long time ago, but now that Danny Boyle has reached national treasure status, and the fact that it’s been years since we last saw our Scottish chums on the big screen, it seems like it’s high time for another go at a sequel. In an interview with The Playlist, Boyle admitted to being interested in a sequel, and has plans to reunite the original cast for the sequel in 2016.
“This has been a long time coming,” Boyle told The Playlist. “There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2, if John [Hodge] 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.
“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.”
Irvine Welsh’s follow-up to Trainspotting, Porno, seems like a good starting point for the sequel, but Boyle wants to avoid a straight adaptation.
“It’s very loosely based on Porno,” says Boyle. “There’s a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we’d have to have Irvine on board. The ideal time would be Porno in 2016, because it was 1996 when Trainspotting came out. Twenty years, it’s like ‘wow, where did that go?’”
Via: The Playlist