A couple months back we reported that director Danny Boyle confirmed they were going ahead with a sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting. In a recent interview with NME, Trainspotting co-star Robert Carlyle had this to say about the script for the sequel:
“Yeah, we’ve already had a read-through of the script, we did that in the springtime. You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this,’ but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve fucking read. I mean, ever. What John Hodge has done is just so clever.”
The film will be loosely based on the sequel to the original Trainspotting novel, entitled Porno. Carlyle also talks a bit about the audience’s connection with the story:
“Have these four characters changed? Have they remained the same? Have they fucked it up completely? Have they achieved anything? And of course the audience are going to be asking themselves exactly the same questions. So it’s a beautiful thing, this film. And though I’m obviously feeling a little bit tense about it because of the success of the first film, I’ll tell you this: if anyone can pull it off it’s Danny Boyle. He’s the best director I’ve ever worked with, he’s immense.”
The film is scheduled to start filming next summer, with original stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan Bremner set to return as well.