Director Danny Boyle hopes to have a Trainspotting sequel on the big screen by 2016.
The Sunshine director said he intends to bring back the original cast for the proposed follow-up. Boyle said he hopes that Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald will return.
“This has been a long time coming,” Danny Boyle said of the Trainspotting sequel. “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.”
The award-winning filmmaker said he wants to wait until the cast has truly crossed over into “mid-life kind of crisis” territory before moving forward with the project.
“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,” Danny Boyle told The Playlist.
The director said his biggest worry about the Trainspotting sequel is that it will disappoint fans of the original.
Boyle also stated that the next film would follow some of the events found in author Irvine Welsh’s book Porno. Welsh wrote the novel Trainspotting back in 1993.
“It’s very loosely based on Porno. There’s a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we’d have to have Irvine [Welsh] on board,” the director said.
Trainspotting is considered to be one of the top ten British films of all time by the British Film Institute. The film helped kick-start the careers of Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, and Johnny Lee Miller.
Danny Boyle is currently gearing up for the release of his thriller Trance. The film follows an art auctioneer who finds himself wrapped up with a group of criminals. James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent Cassel star in the flick. The film opens in the US on April 5.
Are you a fan of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting? Would you check out the sequel if the director was able to reunite the original cast?
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