‘Trainspotting’ Sequel: Danny Boyle Wants it in 2016

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In 1996, Danny Boyle made his name with Trainspotting, a story of a group heroin addicts in the poor slums of Edinburgh. The movie, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, helped Boyle kick start his career and also helped launch the star of Ewan McGregor.

Now that he has become an Oscar winning director, Boyle is ready to make a Trainspotting sequel.

Welsh released Pornothe sequel to his novel, in 2002. With that in mind, Boyle said he thinks 2016 would be the perfect time for his sequel, since that is 20 years from the date of the first movie.

“20 years, it’s like wow, where did that go… There’s always been this longterm plan forTrainspotting 2. If John [Hodge] can produce a decent enough script, I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down.”

None of the cast is set to return for the sequel yet, but Boyle said that his idea for a story is only loosely based on Porno. He said that the Trainspotting sequel will have some elements from Porno, but he is interested in having Welsh back on board to help with the movie as well.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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