Straight off the back of promoting his highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, Danny Boyle has started answering questions about the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel. Original screenwriter John Hodge has returned for the sequel, and Boyle states that the script for Trainspotting 2 is ‘terrific’, and that he intends it to be used for the next film.
The film will be based on the 2002 Irvine Welsh sequel novel Porno, which picks up the principles of Trainspotting a decade later. Renton is running a nightclub in Amsterdam; Begbie is just out of jail and on the warpath towards whoever was anonymously sending him all the gay porn; Sick Boy is mining a new vein of “adult” entertainment; and Spud is contemplating both suicide and a history of Leith.
Boyle stated that “All the four main actors want to come back and do it.” He added “Now it’s only a matter of getting all [the actors’] schedules together, which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.” Johnny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) is busy with Elementary, whilst Robert Carlyle (Begbie) has a regular spot on Once Upon A Time.
No further information has been released about a potential rough release time, but whilst you wait, Steve Jobs is set for a November 13 UK release date – following its’ spot at the BFI London Film Festival in October.