Danny Boyle Hoping to Shoot Trainspotting 2 in 2016


From Paste Magazine:

Though British director Danny Boyle first made his mark on the film world with the black comedy Shallow Grave in 1994, it was 1996’s Trainspotting that became the proverbial shot heard round the world.

Starring a then cast of unknowns that included Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald and Jonny Lee Miller, the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book of the same name, which centered on the trials and tribulations of a band of junkies in Edinburgh, Scotland, became a major breakout hit in the United States and launched Boyle’s Hollywood career.

Now, in the wake of hyping his latest film, Trance at SXSW, Boyle revealed to Paste that he has plans to revisit the world and characters of Trainspotting

In an interview with film editor Michael Dunaway and editor-in-chief Josh Jackson, Boyle says that he is working with Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge on developing a loose adaptation of Porno, Welsh’s literary sequel to Trainspotting.

Furthermore, Boyle plans on bringing back the film’s cast to revisit their roles.

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