Danny Boyle Reveals Plans For Trainspotting 2 – the 56-year old Oscar-winning director has been talking about his plans for a sequel to his most famous, or should that be infamous, movie Trainspotting.
Boyle said that he is hoping to get the original Trainspotting cast members together for the new movie, which will be based on Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s 2002 follow-up novel Porno. Apparently John Hodge, the screenwriter from Trainspotting is already working on this new screenplay.
The hope is that Boyle will have Porno ready by 2016, in time for the 20th anniversary of the original film.
He thinks that with a high quality screenplay in place there is no barrier to the original actors playing Begbie, Renton and Sickboy making a return for the movie sequel.
Boyle says that the new movie will only be very loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s Porno novel which Boyle is on record as describing as not being of such a good standard as Trainspotting.
Although nobody would think Boyle would make a follow-up to Trainspotting purely for the money he has been talking about what his motivation is for producing a sequel. “The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don’t disappoint people. That will be the only criteria I think.”
The plot of Porno is basically the characters of Begbie, Renton, Sickboy and Spud getting together to make a porno movie to raise a load of money for themselves.
Two if the original Trainspotting cast have had different feelings about a sequel to their 1996 movie. Robert Carlyle has said that he would ‘jump through hoops of fire backwards’ and ‘do Porno tomorrow for nothing.” Ewan McGregor on the other hand is much less keen and he and Boyle had something of a falling out after McGregor was passed over for the star role in The Beach in favour of Leo DiCaprio.
In other Danny Boyle news today it seems that his relationship with 33-year old Sin City actress Rosario Dawson is in trouble. A source is quoted in the press today as saying that the relationship is over but that they were an unlikely couple in many ways.