Legendary director Danny Boyle has revealed that the sequel to Trainspotting is due to be filmed next year.
The plan is for filming to take place around “May/June” in 2016, with the film itself maybe debuting as early as the end of next year.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle also said that the window in which to shoot is tight, particularly as two of the film’s stars, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller, have TV commitments in the form of Once Upon A Time and Elementary respectively. They will be also be joined by the other two original stars, Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner.
Boyle announced that, while the sequel will contain elements of author Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel Porno, the movie itself will be “its own thing”.
Ewan McGregor had previously told EW, “I wouldn’t have wanted to do it before, but in the last few years, I’ve completely changed my mind," adding that the idea of a sequel made him “very excited”.
If all goes according to plan, filming will commence in the same year that Trainspotting enjoys its 20th anniversary. The original film followed Mark Renton (McGregor) as he battled to beat drug addiction, despite the influence of his friends.