Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is at it again. This time with a sequel, no less.
In a sit-down interview with Deadline, Boyle revealed that he wants to take another crack at Trainspotting 2. With a sequel stuck in development hell since 2013, news that the sequel is on its way initially came as a shock. But as Boyle described it, not only does he fully intend to make Trainspotting 2: he intends for it to be his next project.
“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’.”
The two he’s referring to, of course, is Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle, who respectively star in the shows “Elementary” and “Once Upon A Time.” The other two actors, Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner, are available and have expressed their interests in returning for a sequel.
Taking place ten years after the events of Trainspotting, the crew consisting of Rent Boy (McGregor), Spud (Bremner), Sick Boy (Miller) and Franco (Carlyle) join up again to make a porn film after their drug-induced adventures in Trainspotting. While Boyle has said that the book’s not-so-subtly-titled sequel Porno by Irvine Welsh is not as strong as Trainspotting was, he said he would like to follow the same events in Trainspotting 2 and stick to the same realms that the characters were written in.
Boyle currently has his hand’s full with the upcoming biopic Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender and scripted by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The Social Network). Boyle also directed 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, and best picture winner Slumdog Millionaire.
Steve Jobs will be released October 9, 2015.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Deadline, Screenrant