Danny Boyle Gives an Update on Trainspotting Sequel


Danny Boyle, who’s starting to publicise his Michael Fassbender-starring film Steve Jobs, have given an update on the long-gestating sequel to Trainspotting.

In an interview with Deadline at Telluride, the Slumdog Millionaire director revealed that the sequel is indeed coming, and all that’s left is for the cast to coincide with a free moment.

“All the four main actors want to come back and do it,” Boyle said.

“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, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald starred in the first film, which saw McGregor play a man trying to get clean while immersed with his friends in the Edinburgh drug scene.

Miller has a role on CBS’ Elementary, Carlyle is in ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and McKidd has a part on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

It was a couple of years ago that Boyle said he was interested in directing an adaption of Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno, the Trainspotting follow-up that, at the time, had screenwriter John Hodge circling to adapt.

If a sequel does come to life, and it looks like it will, it would be a follow-up at least 20 years after the original film.

Here’s a trailer for the original film, in case you want to refresh your memory: