Danny Boyle to make Trainspotting 2
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After re-capturing our hearts with last summer’s Olympics opening ceremony, director Danny Boyle has revealed that a film sequel to Trainspotting is now officially on the cards. It’s a possibility that has been the subject of rumours since the release of Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno. The literary sequel to Trainspotting sees the drug-addled former friends meet once more against the backdrop of the porn industry and mid-life crisis. Last we heard, Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor was not on the best terms with his director, after being passed over for the lead role in Boyle’s 2000 release The Beach. Boyle, however, seems optimistic about getting his former star back on board – as long as his long-time screenwriter, John Hodge, is up to the job. He told indiewire.com, "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.” Before you get too excited, it’s not time to buy your popcorn yet. Boyle is hoping to release the film in 2016, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Trainspotting.