Danny Boyle: Trainspotting sequel will be terrific

Danny Boyle was initially worried the Trainspotting stars would feel “obliged” to return to the sequel, rather than really wanting to be a part of the project.

The director helmed the 1996 movie, which focused on Ewan McGregor as heroin addict Mark Renton and his unreliable friends, played by Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle.

Based on the book by Irvine Welsh, Danny is currently getting ready to bring the author’s follow-up novel Porno to the big screen. However the filmmaker admits he was initially wary.

“It’s May and June next year (16) we shoot and we’ve got a terrific script,” he told comingsoon.net. “We’ve got the four main actors all eager and willing to do it. I’m very happy because my only (concern) was that the script would be good for two of them and not so great for the other two, and they’d feel obliged to come back, but they’ve all got good stuff, and it’s a very interesting look at them again.”

2016 also marks Trainspotting’s 20th anniversary, so Danny is extremely keen for it to hit cinemas then. He seems optimistic though, reassuring fans everything is “looking good”.

While the feature will stay true to the novel it won’t be called Porno, with Danny suggesting some joke titles.

“No, we’re going to try and call it T2 but there might be some issues there with James Cameron. I’ll have to beg and we’ll have to go to James Cameron and say, ‘What do you think?'” he grinned, referring to James’ movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

In the meantime, Danny is keeping himself busy with his latest picture, biopic Steve Jobs. The film, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, hits cinemas from next month (Oct15).

– Cover Media


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