Danny Boyle has confirmed a sequel to the 1996 indie hit, Trainspotting, is on the way! Boyle was in Telluride, Colorado this weekend to premiere his new film, Steve Jobs, a biopic based on the life of the late Apple guru. In an interview, the Oscar Winning director of Slumdog Millionaire told Deadline:
All the four main actors want to come back and do it. Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.
Trainspotting launched several careers including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary) and Robert Carlisle (Once Upon A Time). Disturbing, darkly funny, surreal and somewhat tragic, Trainspotting was the story of a group of friends and their struggles with heroin addiction in Glasgow, Scotland. The film is based on the novel by Scottish writer, Irvine Welsh and the screenplay written by John Hodge. Welsh's sequel to Trainspotting, Porno, will be the basis for the film's sequel, tentatively called Trainspotting 2. Boyle also confirmed Hodge's return to pen that script as well.
The novel, Porno, takes place ten years after Trainspotting and has the crew back together again with Sick Boy (Miller) and Renton (McGregor) looking to get rich making adult films. Begbie (Carlisle) is fresh out of jail and poor Spud (Ewen Bremner) is...well...Spud.
There is no word yet on when the film will begin shooting or a release date but we'll be sure to follow production as it develops. Trainspotting is currently available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon.