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Danny Boyle says he's just waiting for the right time to make a Trainspotting sequel

12.06.2010

When doing the recent press rounds for 127 HOURS, director Danny Boyle spoke to Cinematical and revealed some thoughts on the potential for a sequel to his breakthrough 1996 film TRAINSPOTTING and when we might actually see it. Basically, Ewan McGregor and company need to hurry up and age.

"It will happen, I think. 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."

On the subject of the book Porno, the sequel to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting from which the original film was adapted, Boyle agreed with his star Ewan McGregor who has been quoted in the past as saying that it's "not as good as Trainspotting":

"He's right of course that the book, '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."

To read more of Boyle's thoughts, head on over to Cinematical.
Extra Tidbit: Boyle has credited Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys' music video "Sabotage" for influencing the opening sequence of TRAINSPOTTING.
Source: Cinematical

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3:27AM on 12/07/2010
I agree with IQuitMrWhite, complete the trilogy first. Personly I thinks he's waited way to long to do a second one.
I agree with IQuitMrWhite, complete the trilogy first. Personly I thinks he's waited way to long to do a second one.
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4:00PM on 12/06/2010
Trainspotting is in my all time favorite movie list, and while I love Danny Boyle this news makes me sad. It was such an influential film at the time and very generational specific and I don't think it has the same weight today, well enough for a sequel. If they are in fact sticking to the source material, they will have to do a lot of rewrites because that book was not of the same quality as Trainspotting. I'm sure I will see it if it makes its way to a theater, but I'm hoping it never does!
Trainspotting is in my all time favorite movie list, and while I love Danny Boyle this news makes me sad. It was such an influential film at the time and very generational specific and I don't think it has the same weight today, well enough for a sequel. If they are in fact sticking to the source material, they will have to do a lot of rewrites because that book was not of the same quality as Trainspotting. I'm sure I will see it if it makes its way to a theater, but I'm hoping it never does!
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10:13AM on 12/06/2010
Complete the 28 Later Trilogy first! Bring back Cillian Murphy.
Complete the 28 Later Trilogy first! Bring back Cillian Murphy.
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2:17PM on 12/06/2010
Once they made a sequel w/out him directing and it fell apart towards the end, I say Boyle should forget about directing another.
Once they made a sequel w/out him directing and it fell apart towards the end, I say Boyle should forget about directing another.
8:12PM on 12/06/2010
I thought 28 weeks later was an awesome film. To tell you the truth I liked it better than the first one but I'm all for Danny Boyle directing the third. Especially is Cillian Murphy is back
I thought 28 weeks later was an awesome film. To tell you the truth I liked it better than the first one but I'm all for Danny Boyle directing the third. Especially is Cillian Murphy is back
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9:46AM on 12/06/2010
That's great and all, but I want to see him actively working on a sequel to 28 Weeks Later so badly that I find it hard to care about much else, at the moment.
That's great and all, but I want to see him actively working on a sequel to 28 Weeks Later so badly that I find it hard to care about much else, at the moment.
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6:18AM on 12/06/2010

Finally!

It's 6 AM here, and I've been working all night due to insomnia, and I'm feeling kinda glum right now. So this is a mighty good way to cheer me up!

Trainspotting being one of my favorite films of all time, I've been waiting a long long time for this. I remember imagining all the actors while reading Porno, which made me want to see a movie version a lot more, especially the scene where **SPOILER** Begbie finally catches up with Renton **SPOILER**

After McGregor saying he wasn't
It's 6 AM here, and I've been working all night due to insomnia, and I'm feeling kinda glum right now. So this is a mighty good way to cheer me up!

Trainspotting being one of my favorite films of all time, I've been waiting a long long time for this. I remember imagining all the actors while reading Porno, which made me want to see a movie version a lot more, especially the scene where **SPOILER** Begbie finally catches up with Renton **SPOILER**

After McGregor saying he wasn't interested in doing it, I never though I'd actually see it. So this comes off as good news. Now drop those boyish charms and age, for fuck sake! Let's do this before Robert Carlyle needs a cane to walk around, which wouldn't make Begbie so scary...
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