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Danny Boyle says Trainspotting sequel “will happen”

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Danny Boyle has spoken out about the possibility of making a movie sequel to Trainspotting , revealing that “it will happen, I think”.

A book sequel to his break-out 1996 hit Trainspotting already exists - Porno , written by Irvine Welsh - and has long been rumoured to be making its way to the big screen.

But only now is Boyle confirming that it could become a possibility, hopefully with many of Trainspotting ’s original cast all returning.

“It will happen, I think,” he tells Cinematical . “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.”

Porno is set some years after Trainspotting , and features all the main characters from that earlier story. Clearly, Boyle is waiting for Ewan McGregor, Kelly McDonald et al to reach the right age to realistically make a sequel.

Boyle, however, agrees that the source material for the sequel isn’t quite as good as the source material for Trainspotting , though he remains hopeful that with a little tweaking it could become brilliant.

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.”

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