Rolling Stone has reported that Danny Boyle plans to make a sequel to one of the best films of the 90s, Trainspotting. This was the film that put Boyle – one of the most versatile and unique filmmakers working today – on the mainstream cinematic landscape after his previous film Shallow Grave had already become a cult hit. Danny Boyle announced this plan at the Telluride Film Festival where his current project, the biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender in the title role, premiered to rave reviews.
It is most likely that the sequel will not be called Trainspotting 2. More than likely it will be called Porno, which is the name of the novel that the film will be based on. Porno is Irvine Welsh’s 2002 sequel to Trainspotting, which he also wrote. According to Boyle, screenwriter John Hodge has already completed the script and is “terrific.” Porno picks up a decade after Trainspotting and finds the four main characters no longer in the world of drugs consumed in the pornography business.
Boyle has also confirmed that Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle will all reprise their roles for this sequel. The actors have agreed to star in the film; it’s just a matter of scheduling according to the director.
Danny Boyle is a household name in cinema. Trainspotting is among the greatest works of 90s cinema. Boyle worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the then flop-now cult classic The Beach. Boyle also reinvented the zombie genre as well as digital cinema with 28 Days Later. Both The Beach and 28 Days Later had him working with writer Alex Garland. The two then collaborated on Sunshine, one of the best science fiction films of the past decade. Boyle also took the Academy Awards by storm with Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.