Next year serves as the twentieth anniversary of director Danny Boyle’s breakout film “Trainspotting”. For years there’s been talk of a sequel, and now Boyle seems to finally have a timeframe in place.
In a new interview with Coming Soon today for the upcoming “Steve Jobs” film which he also directed, Boyle confirmed reports the other week that “Trainspotting 2” will be his next film. Now, he has dates set out:
“It’s May and June next year we shoot and we’ve got a terrific script. We’ve got the four main actors all eager and willing to do it. I’m very happy because my only (concern) was that the script would be good for two of them and not so great for the other two, and they’d feel obliged to come back but they’ve all got good stuff, and it’s a very interesting look at them again. Hopefully, we can get it finished in time to release it in 2016 which is the 20th Anniversary year, so yes, we’re on it, and it’s looking good.”
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle starred in the original and Kelly Macdonald was the female lead – all are expected to return. Shooting is not taking place until the summer likely due to Miller and Carlyle’s U.S. TV commitments.
Asked about the film’s title, he confirmed it will NOT be “Porno” like Irvine Welsh’s 2002 sequel novel. In fact he cracked a joke about what it could be: “We’re going to try and call T2 but there might be some issues there with James Cameron. I’ll have to beg and we’ll have to go to James Cameron and say ‘What do you think?'”
John Hodge, who adapted the first film’s script, is returning for the follow-up which will be adapted from the sequel novel.