Danny Boyle has 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.
“It’s May and June next year we shoot and we’ve got a terrific script,” Boyle 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.”
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 now revealed that the sequel will not be called Porno and has yet to be given an official title.
Trainspotting was lavished with praise when it came out in 1996 and is now acknowledged as one of the greatest British films of all time. Its classic soundtrack famously included Iggy Pop‘s ‘Lust For Life’ alongside tracks by Underworld, Primal Scream, Elastica and many more.