Let’s get something out of the way real quick. I hate sequels. And prequels. And spin-offs. And especially remakes and reboots. And basically anything that’s not based on an original screenplay or a script based on an original book.
But when Danny Boyle says there’s a “Trainspotting” sequel in the works, based on a second book written by the brilliant Irvine Welsh, how can anyone not get excited? And if you add in the mix the new book’s title- “Porno” – and the fact Boyle says he thinks he can get the original cast on board, the whole thing is just too good to be true.
For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past 15 years and for die-hard Adam Sandler fans, “Trainspotting” is a little 1996 British movie that has developed a massive cult following. The black comedy stars Ewan McGregor, virtually unknown in ’96, Ewen Bremner (“Snatch”), Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary), Kevin McKidd (Rome, Grey’s Anatomy), Robert Carlyle (“The Full Monty”) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire).
The sequel could be made in 2016, according to now Oscar winner Danny Boyle, who has another couple of films planned. These two will reportedly be period pieces based on an unnamed book and a script by John Hodge, who has adapted Welsh’s Trainspotting novel.