Ever since the success of the movie Trainspotting back in 1996, there has been rumour after rumour about a Trainspotting sequel being made and now, it seems that we are finally getting one. Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that there is a Trainspotting sequel in the works, loosely based on the Irvine Welsh novel Porno, with a release date planned for 2016.
Boyle told The Playlist, "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."
He added, "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."
Danny continued, "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 [Welsh] on board. Well, the ideal time would be Porno in 2016. Because it was 1996 when Trainspotting came out. Twenty years, it’s like wow, where did that go."
Trainspotting starred Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald. It is expected that the main cast members will all be willing to return for the Trainspotting sequel Porno.