Danny Boyle Confirms ‘Trainspotting 2’ Is In The Works

“All the four main actors want to come back and do it”

Danny Boyle has just confirmed that he is in the process of following up his 1996 masterpiece Trainspotting with a sequel. It may be nearly two decades, but it’s better late than never.

According to Boyle, who just premiered his Steve Jobs biopic at Telluride Film Festival, “All the four main actors want to come back and do it” he said to Deadline. “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series”.

Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner make up the cast from the original film that will be returning. Carlyle is a regular cast on Once Upon A Time and Miller plays Sherlock Holmes in CBS’s Elementary.

Back in March 2013, Boyle confirmed John Hodge, the films writer has already began writing the second script. Based on Irvine Welsh’s book Porno, the new script is “terrific” according to Boyle.

It was Welsh’s first novel of the same name that inspired Trainspotting. The Oscar-Award winning film followed a group of heroin junkies in the late 1980s. This time, the four characters find each other ten years later, swapping out heroin use for a career in pornography.

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