Director Danny Boyle has openly said that he will make a sequel to his acclaimed 1996 film “Trainspotting” but only when the timing is right. In an interview with Cinematical, Boyle explains:
“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.”
Based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, 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.
Welsh has written a sequel called “Porno” however both Boyle and McGregor both believe that the source material isn’t as good as the original.
“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.”
While it sounds like Boyle is open for a sequel, it appears as if it won’t happen until there’s a worthy story to tell.
“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.”