Danny Boyle planning Trainspotting 2 with original cast

  • AFP
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:52 IST
A still from 1996 black comedy Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle says he hopes to start work on the upcoming sequel to Trainspotting as soon as possible. The four principal actors want to make the sequel, Boyle told Deadline Hollywood (DH), who reported the recent update that Jason Hodge's script -- based on Irvine Welsh's novel Porno -- has been well received.

"Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series," he said to DH at the Telluride Film Festival.

The new film will reunite Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. The highly-anticipated sequel is to be titled Trainspotting 2. Boyle directed films A Life Less Ordinary, Trance and The Beach whose scripts were all penned by Hodge.

McGregor, who played anti-hero Renton, had previously said that a sequel would be a “terrible shame”. But the actor has become more enthusiastic about the project and recently told the Edinburgh International Film Festival that “it would make sense for the sequel to be made in 2016, the 20th anniversary of the original”.

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