Trainspotting is my favorite movie. I don’t need a sequel, and I’m unsure how much I even want one. But I will be in the theater opening day if director Danny Boyle ever gets around to the one he wants to make once the original cast ages enough to suit the story: “When they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically.”
Boyle is currently at SXSW to promote his latest movie, Trance, and addressed the timeline and likelihood of the sequel. Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge is currently working on the script, and Boyle hopes to reunite the cast—Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald—for a sequel in 2016. Hit the jump for quotes.
Classic films are getting remade left and right, but what if it went the other way? What if our original films of recent years were thrown back to an earlier era? Who would star? Who would direct? What would the poster look like? Artist Peter Stults ran with that idea and came up with some wonderfully creative and thoughtful posters based on recent movies. I’m not sure if I see Leonard Nimoy as John McClane, but I can absolutely see James Dean starring in a 1950s version of Drive.
Hit the jump to check out some of the posters.
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.
Mark Millar is a writer of note. His comic books have been the basis of both Wanted as well as the new movie Kick-Ass, which comes out this spring. So when you find out that Millar is working on a movie that he’s going to be directing and writing, and it’s going to start filming this summer, its news. STV got a chance to touchdown with the writer, who makes the movie sound like any film enthusiast’s dream.
In the interview, Millar describes his inspiration of the movie coming from District 9, a sci-fi epic that doesn’t ever touch the normal film settings like New York or Los Angeles but branches out to South Africa. Millar’s movie would center on a completely original superhero, taking place in Scotland, comprising of an entirely unknown Scottish cast, and working exclusively with Scottish crew members. He claims it will have the 21st century vibe of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, while also being “As cool as X-Men 2“, all while having a unique Scottish flavor. Kick-Ass looks awesome, and I found Wanted to be surprisingly great, so I completely support wherever Millar goes with this endeavor. He says the film is to start shooting in June or July.
Last May we reported that Irvine Welsh, author of the novel Trainspotting, would be writing and directing a British feature called The Magnificent Eleven. But hey! May was a lifetime ago so we figured we should remind you! In case that title didn’t give it away, the film is a modern-day take on the classic American western The Magnificent Seven, itself an homage to the Japanese classic The Seven Samurai. Welsh’s interpretation turns the cowboys into British footballers and the Mexican setting into a Tandoori take-out joint. Screen Daily is also reporting that Sean Bean and Dougray Scott will star in Eleven alongside Robert Vaughan – the last surviving member of the original Magnificent Seven. This casting scoop isn’t exactly breaking news but it may help Stealth Media Group as they shop the feature around the 60th annual Berlin Film Festival this week.