Danny Boyle Confirms 'Trainspotting' Sequel is Likely Next for Him
It's happening. Danny Boyle brought his latest film, Steve Jobs, to the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend (read my review). The film was presented as part of a Tribute to Danny Boyle, looking back at his filmography and the work that brought him to this point. During that presentation, Boyle let slip that the long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting might be next for him. We first wrote about a Trainspotting sequel way back in 2007, based on Irivine Welsh's novel Porno, and have been following development for years. As of 2013, Boyle said that he is trying to get it together by 2016, and it sounds like that will happen. Hell yes.
Over at Deadline, they followed up with Boyle specifically and got this quote out of him. "All the four main actors want to come back and do it, and so now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series." That sounds like Boyle is confident it might happen, and they just need to figure out the shooting schedule, and then the pieces will fall in place. The original stars of Trainspotting included Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd (whose character died in the original), Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald. Pretty much all of these actors have gone on to have great careers in film (and theater), which is why it's not quite easy to get them all back together nowadays. As long as he gets all of them onboard, this should be a very fun sequel.
That's the latest from Boyle for now. At the moment, we just have to keep waiting to see if all the schedules can be worked out, but it's likely to happen. Get ready for Boyle's first sequel coming in either 2016 or 2017.