All Aboard for ‘Trainspotting’ Sequel

“All [of] the four main actors want to come back and do it” says director Danny Boyle.

Hell yeah! It’s been almost 20 years since Miramax released the film which took everyone on one long trip through an addict’s life. Sometimes Trainspotting gave us more than we wanted to see but nevertheless it was a very creative and visceral ride we loved. The above quote came from Deadline which caught up with Boyle at the Telluride Film Festival. The director went on to say that even though the four main actors want to come back, it’s
“complicated by two of them doing American TV series.” Trainspotting was written by John Hodge but based off Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name. If the sequel happens, they director and writer already have the sequel script it sounds like which is also based off Welsh’s novel sequel called Porno. I went to Wiki to see what Porno was about (that sounds weird to write)…

Porno is a novel published in 2002 by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, and is the sequel to Trainspotting. The book describes the characters of Trainspotting ten years after the events of the earlier book, as their paths cross again, this time with the pornographybusiness as the backdrop rather than heroin use (although numerous drugs, particularly cocaineare mentioned throughout). A number of characters from Glue make an appearance as well.

Trainspotting starred Ewan McGregor (Renton), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Kevin McKidd (Tommy), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), and Kelly Macdonald (Diane). The American actors with the possible TV scheduling conflicts are Miller who plays Sherlock Holmes Elementary on CBS and Carlyle who’s a regular on Once Upon a Time on ABC.

We’d say it’d be shite if this didn’t happen.

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