Danny Boyle revealed to The Playlist of a possible upcoming sequel to the 1996 Trainspotting, which starred Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller among others. Boyle has plans to reunite the original cast for the sequel.
John Hodge, who had written the first installation, is getting the screenplay going.
“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,” Boyle said. “I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down.”
Boyle further mentioned that they were pushing for this sequel as “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,” he continued.
According to Boyle, the sequel will not be a direct adaptation of the book, Porno. Instead, it will only be loosely based upon.
“There’s a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we’d have to have Irvine on board.” Boyle said. “The ideal time would be Porno in 2016 because it was 1996 when Trainspotting came out. 20 years, it’s like wow, where did that go.”