Boyle is planning to shoot the sequel with Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller next summer
Danny Boyle has admitted that the prospect of making Trainspotting 2 is “worrying” because, as director, he will get “absolutely crucified” if it is a bad film.
Boyle recently revealed that he is hoping to shoot the long-planned sequel to Trainspotting next summer. The director also confirmed that the key original cast members from his 1996 black comedy, which was adapted from the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, are all keen to reprise their roles.
Giving an update on the sequel at yesterday’s London premiere of his latest film, Steve Jobs, Boyle told the BBC: “We’re going up to Scotland very early and we’re going to do a week’s workshop up in Edinburgh working on the script. And we’re filming in May and June of next year.”
“Obviously it’s worrying because people will kill us if we made a bad job of it. I will get absolutely crucified,” he added. “But you have to thrive on that potential danger within it and if it feeds into it, you might get a decent film out of it, you know.”
Last month, Boyle also reassured fans that he is aiming to have the sequel ready in time for Trainspotting‘s 20th anniversary next year, saying: “Hopefully we can get it finished in time to release it in 2016 which is the 20th anniversary year. So yes, we’re on it, and it’s looking good.”
The director has previously explained that the sequel is “very loosely based” on Porno, Welsh’s own sequel to Trainspotting, and confirmed that original Trainspotting screenwriter John Hodge is working on the script. However, Boyle has also revealed that the sequel will not be called Porno and has yet to be given an official title.