Danny Boyle Still Waiting on Right Moment to Make TRAINSPOTTING Sequel

     December 5, 2010

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Director Danny Boyle says that he will make a sequel to his acclaimed 1996 film Trainspotting…when the time is right.  Speaking to Cinematical, Boyle explained,

“It will happen, I think.  I mean, we’ll approach them all again about it, but it will depend on what place they’re all at. We have a very strong idea that it would be a wonderful thing to reapproach, to do again, when they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically. They’re not quite there yet, I don’t think.”

The original film centered on a group of heroin addicts played by Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald.  Hit the jump for more on the potential sequel.

Trainspotting was based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, who wrote a sequel called Porno.  However, Boyle agrees with McGregor that the source material isn’t as strong as Trainspotting:

“He’s right of course that the book, Porno, is not a great book in the way that Trainspotting, the original novel, is genuinely a masterpiece, I think, as a piece of writing. But we have been doing some work on it, and it’s got potential, yeah, for sure. And when the moment’s right, I think we will approach it.”

Ultimately, it sounds like Boyle is interesting in making sure the actors are all old enough to tell a worthwhile story rather than just going to make a sequel to Trainspotting because he can:

“This is an imaginative thing to look at these guys, who you kind of fell in love with and a whole generation fell in love with in a certain kind of way, and then you see them again and they’ve aged, just like we all do.  And then it becomes about that, and I think that would be really nice.”

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