Danny Boyle has spoken out about the possibility of making a movie sequel to Trainspotting, revealing that “it will happen, I think”.
A book sequel to his break-out 1996 hit Trainspotting already exists - Porno, written by Irvine Welsh - and has long been rumoured to be making its way to the big screen.
But only now is Boyle confirming that it could become a possibility, hopefully with many of Trainspotting’s original cast all returning.
“It will happen, I think,” he tells Cinematical. “I mean, we’ll approach them all again about it, but it will depend on what place they’re all at.
“We have a very strong idea that it would be a wonderful thing to reapproach, to do again, when they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically. They’re not quite there yet, I don’t think.”
Porno is set some years after Trainspotting, and features all the main characters from that earlier story. Clearly, Boyle is waiting for Ewan McGregor, Kelly McDonald et al to reach the right age to realistically make a sequel.
Boyle, however, agrees that the source material for the sequel isn’t quite as good as the source material for Trainspotting, though he remains hopeful that with a little tweaking it could become brilliant.
“Porno is not a great book in the way that Trainspotting, the original novel, is genuinely a masterpiece, I think, as a piece of writing. But we have been doing some work on it, and it’s got potential, yeah, for sure. And when the moment’s right, I think we will approach it.”
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