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'Trainspotting' Sequel to Film With Original Cast in 2016

March 11, 2013 (8:51 am) GMT
The 1996 hit film directed by Danny Boyle will get a sequel treatment with a story adapted from Irvine Welsh's novel 'Porno'.
'Trainspotting' Sequel to Film With Original Cast in 2016

In 2012, Danny Boyle confirmed that he moved forward with a sequel to his 1996 hit film, "Trainspotting". Recently, Boyle revealed that he would film the adaptation of Irvine Welsh's "Porno" in 2016. Furthermore, he believed the entire original cast members would be returning for the sequel.

"This has been a long time coming. There's always been this long term plan for 'Trainspotting 2', if John (Hodge) can produce a decent enough script, I don't think there will be any barriers to Ewan (McGregor) 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," Boyle said of the project.

"The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don't disappoint people. That will be the only criteria, I think," the "" helmer added.

Boyle said the film wouldn't be straightly adapted from the novel. "It's very loosely based on 'Porno'. There's a couple of things that are based on the book, but obviously we'd have to have Irvine on board," Boyle explained. He also noted that John Hodge, who penned the first film, is currently working on the script.

Boyle directed "Trainspotting" based on a novel of the same title written by Welsh. The first film starred , Ewen Bremner, , , and . The film tells the story of Mark Renton (McGregor) who tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

In 2002, Welsh wrote the follow-up, "Porno". Porno is set ten years after the events of "Trainspotting" and focuses on main characters Begbie, Renton, Spud and Sick Boy, only this time set against the porn industry as opposed to heroin addiction.

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