Ewan McGregor Confirms the ‘Trainspotting Sequel’ to Film Soon

     March 29, 2016

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We’ve been reporting on the potential sequel to Danny Boyle’s cult classic Trainspotting for years now. In late 2010, the director was still waiting for the right time to move forward with a follow-up film. Almost exactly three years ago, Boyle had a more solid timeline in place, banking on a 2016 slot for the sequel with the original cast. Now, Renton himself, Ewan McGregor, has provided an update on the Untitled Trainspotting Sequel.

While chatting with McGregor for Miles Ahead, Steve Weintraub managed to sneak a few questions in about the as of yet untitled sequel. Despite years of delays for a number of reasons, this year will finally see the film go ahead thanks to a confluence of the cast and crew’s schedules, and the strength of the script. McGregor talked up John Hodge’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s own follow-up novel, a script which they will start filming this May. Watch the video interview below:


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ewan-mcgregor-trainspotting-sequelHere’s what McGregor had to say about the time that’s passed since Trainspotting in 1996:

It’s been 10 years since Irvine Welsh wrote the sequel novel, “Porno”, so it’s been a long time, a lot of speculation. For me, too! 10 years ago, I didn’t want to do it; I wasn’t ready to do it. Also, there was no script.

Speaking of that script, McGregor then shared that it was the strength of Hodge’s adaptation that made it feel like the right time for all of them to finally hop on board:

The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good. I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it. I think we’re all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us. None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn’t be making the sequel. But because we were, we are.

We’ll certainly have more coverage on the Untitled Trainspotting Sequel as it becomes available, but in the meantime, be sure to check in for more from Steve’s interview with McGregor. You can pass the time by watching the Trainspotting trailer below:


From the director of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE…the motion picture sensation that wowed critics and audiences nationwide, TRAINSPOTTING delivers a wild mix of rebellious action and wicked humor! It’s the story of four friends as they try to make it in the world on their own terms…and who end up planning the ultimate scam! Powered by an outstanding cast of stars including Ewan McGregor (BIG FISH, STAR WARS) and Jonny Lee Miller (HACKERS) and a high energy soundtrack, TRAINSPOTTING is spectacular, groundbreaking, entertainment!

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