Danny Boyle reveals plans for Trainspotting sequel

Wants to reunite original cast in 2016

A sequel to Trainspotting has long been mooted, although with Danny Boyle reaching national treasure status, and years passing without any concrete proposals being mooted, we had started to lose hope of again seeing our Scottish chums on the big screen.
However, Boyle is still very much interested in a sequel, and has revealed plans to reunite the original cast for a second outing 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.”
As to what the sequel will cover, Irvine Welsh’s follow-up Porno would seem to offer an obvious starting point. However, Boyle is keen 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?’”

Would you welcome a Trainspotting sequel? Tell us, below! 


    • mattburgess

      Mar 11th 2013, 12:15

      TotalFilm - Regarding sequels, what about the picture that Kevin Smith put on Facebook of the front page of the Clerks 3 script he just started writing?

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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 11th 2013, 13:09

      'Porno' has been a long time coming...fnar fnar

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    • lukeworm100

      Mar 11th 2013, 14:55

      this is such a long time for a movie to get a sequel and in this case I believe it is too long to be able to do the original justice.

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    • conlethh

      Mar 11th 2013, 16:17

      I've always thought the sequel to Trainspotting should take The Godfather part II route and have it be a sequel and prequel at the same time. There could be younger cast telling the story of how the characters met as in Skagboys while the established cast show where they are at the moment.

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    • InfiniteSoulInc

      Mar 11th 2013, 19:06

      I have been dreaming this film would get made someday ever since Porno came out, but to have it right Boyle MUST get Welch and McGregor onboard. Robert Carlyle has said repeatedly he's dying to do it.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 11th 2013, 21:00

      As long as Boyle is directing and all the cast returns then I'll be very excited to see this.

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    • karimbena35

      Mar 11th 2013, 22:48

      Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online.(Click Home information) ......goo.gl/ZHbIv

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    • panickolawrence

      Mar 12th 2013, 5:14

      i cannot wait for the 2nd one.. ~ panicko lawrence

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