The long talked about follow-up to Danny Boyle’s seminal 1996 film “Trainspotting” looks to be ready to go, with only scheduling issues being the hold up.
Appearing at Telluride for the premiere of his new “Steve Jobs” biopic, Boyle says he’s planning for the “Trainspotting” sequel to be his next film. He tells Deadline:
“All the four main actors want to come back and do it. Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together, which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.”
The four actors he’s referring to are Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kevin McKidd. Miller is committed as the lead in CBS’ “Elementary” while McKidd has a regular slot on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”. Both actors may be able to do it though when their series go on hiatus from March – July next year.
John Hodge, who penned the original, has already written the script for the sequel which finds these characters coming together again – albeit this time in the pornography business. Boyle has already labelled the script as “terrific”.