'Trainspotting' Sequel Finally Emerging

March 11, 2013


Because when has revisiting some old heroin-addicted friends ever been a bad idea?

Director Danny Boyle is reportedly finally developing a sequel to his 1996 classic, Trainspotting, and hopes to shoot the film in 2016, ThePlaylist reports. Though there's already a sequel to the original book--Irvine Welsh's 2002 novel, Porno--the film would be only "loosely based" on that, Boyle explaining, "There's a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we'd have to have Irvine on board."

Also on board: the director's frequent screenwriter John Hodge, who won an Academy Award-nomination for his Trainspotting adaptation. And, "if John can produce a decent enough script, I don't think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back," Boyle said, forgetting McGregor's obligations to the Salmon Fishing on the Yemen franchise.

McGregor hasn't yet commented on the matter, but he has said he'd gladly do another Star Wars, so that bodes well for Trainspotting 2, as apparently nothing turns the guy off to a sequel. Not even being surrounded by a bunch of repulsive fake shit.

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