More Sites

Movie news

Trainspotting sequel is happening - 20 years after the original

Yasmin Vought
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Image Credit: Miramax Films
Ewan McGregor as Renton in Trainspotting Image Credit: Miramax Films

Danny Boyle has confirmed he wants to start filming the Trainspotting sequel by 2016 with the original cast and screenwriter.

"This has been a long time coming," he told Indie Wire's The Playlist.

"There's always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2."

"If [John Hodge] can produce a decent enough script, I don't think there will be any barriers to [Ewan McGregor] or any of the cast coming back," he added.

"I think they'll wanna know that the parts are good so they don't feel like they are letting anyone down."

"The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original," he explained

Trainspotting made $72 million internationally and has a 89 percent "certified fresh" rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. With popularity like that, it's no wonder Danny is being so vigilant.

"People remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don't disappoint people," he explained.

"That will be the only criteria I think."

The film will be very loosely based on Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's novel Porno — which chronicles the lives of the characters 10 years after the first book.

For instance, rather than a focus on heroin use and abuse, Porno focuses instead on the pornography business.

"It's very loosely based on Porno. There's a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we'd have to have Irvine on board," Danny explained.

"The ideal time would be Porno in 2016," he said. "Because it was 1996 when Trainspotting came out. 20 years, it's like wow, where did that go."

Related slideshow: Best and worst movie sequels

Movie Buzz
Last:
24 hours
7 days
The most anticipated movies on MovieFix
    Biggest Movers
    What is Movie Buzz?
    What is Movie Buzz?
    MovieBuzz rates which movies are trending within the MovieFIX community.
    Movie Buzz Ratings overview
    You can choose if you "Want to see" or are "Not Interested" in seeing the movie on the Homepage trailer player, or in the Movie Information page. After 20 votes, we tally these scores and create a percentage of how many people "Want to see" that movie.
    Movie Buzz Voting overview
    We then take these scores and display the highest percentages in MovieBuzz. MovieBuzz only features movies from their trailer release to two weeks after they have released in cinemas. You can see the rankings on a 24 hour or a 7 day basis (use the radio buttons near the title to switch views).
    Top 10 movies
    First 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailerFat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Beca (Anna Kendrick) and the rest of the Barden Bellas are back in the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2....with mud wrestling, pillow fighting and strippers!First 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer
    'Like' TheFIX on Facebook!Get your daily hit of celebrity, movies, TV and music news and join the conversation. 'Like' TheFIX on Facebook.