Trainspotting 2 has been given the green light, and the cast is locked in.
Variety is reporting that Sony TriStar Pictures has picked up the worldwide rights to Trainspotting‘s sequel, which will see Danny Boyle returning in the director’s chair and John Hodge back on screenwriting duties.
Also returning are Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle, reprising their respective roles as Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Based on characters created by Irvine Welsh, the still-untitled sequel is to be based on Welsh’s follow-up novel Porno, which will reunite Trainspotting characters with the porn industry as their backdrop.
In an interview with NME, Carlyle revealed that he had read the sequel’s screenplay.
“You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this,’ but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f*cking read. I mean, ever,” the actor said.
“…Without giving anything away, maybe some of them haven’t really moved on. That’s what the audience is going to have to go through with them. I tell you, this film is going to be quite emotional for people. Because the film sort of tells you to think about yourself. You are going to be thinking: ‘F*ck. What have I done with my life?'”
The Trainspotting sequel is set to start filming in mid-2016.