Trainspotting is a classic movie and solidified the brilliance of Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor. There has long been talk of a sequel based on Irvine Welsh’s Porno, but it just seemed like a pipe dream.
Then Danny Boyle mentioned he was working on a script for the sequel with John Hodge. He also said how he would love to get the original cast back together as the sequel is set 10 years after Trainspotting. Mind you it is 17 years since the film came out….where has that time gone?
It seemed highly unlike that it would come to pass as there had been bad blood between Doyle and McGregor when Ewan was replaced by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach.
Danny Boyle recently said “We didn’t treat him very well, I’ve got to be honest about it. We didn’t behave at our best.” He seems to have apologized and now things are good between the pair.
Then Boyle reunited with the cast earlier in the week for a special Time Out screening of the film in London, McGregor joined them by phone and indicated that he’s on board for “T2″ (as Boyle is referring to the sequel), according to The Playlist.
“It’s funny,” McGregor said, “Irvine Welsh’s novel, ‘Porno,’ is set ten years after ‘Trainspotting,’ but I wasn’t ready to do it then, for lots of reasons. But now there’s talk of it happening in a few years’ time, and I’m totally up for it. I’d be so chuffed to be back on set with everybody and I think it would be an extraordinary experience.”
Fingers crossed, but it looks as if the sequel may finally be getting made.