Danny Boyle Confirms ‘Trainspotting’ Sequel, Reveals Original Cast Members Are Up For It
Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle recently announced his plans to direct a sequel to his classic film “Trainspotting.”
“All the four main actors want to come back and do it,” he told Deadline‘s Pete Hammond during the Telluride after-party for the screening of his recent movie “Steve Jobs” starring Michael Fassbender. “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series,” Boyle added.
The original “Trainspotting” movie, written by John Hodge and based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, revolves around drug addicts living in Edinburgh. Hodge penned the script of the sequel by basing it on Welsh’s very own “Porno.” The stars of the movie are Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kevin McKidd.
It is still unknown if McKidd will be able to return to the sequel since his character died in the first movie. Jonny Lee Miller currently plays the role of Sherlock Holmes in “Elementary.” Robert Carlyle, meanwhile, has a stint in ABC’s “Once Upon A Time.” As for Ewan McGregor? He has always been prepared to return to his iconic role.
“I would be up for it,” he said, as quoted by The Guardian. “I’ve said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t if it’s happening yet. I’ve not seen a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”
McGregor’s first few films were directed by Boyle.
“We’ve all moved on and there is a lot of water under the bridge now. I miss working with Danny, I did some of my best work with him and he’s one of my favourite directors I’ve worked with.”
Robert Carlyle also said in an interview with ShortList that the sequel requires the actors to look 20 years older. “What I would say is that it’s closer than it’s ever been.”