Danny Boyle says Trainspotting 2 might be his next movie
Danny Boyle's STEVE JOBS had a "work-in-progress" screening at the Telluride Film Festival, and after the showing of his new movie, Boyle said he's hopeful that his next project will be a sequel to TRAINSPOTTING. The director told Deadline that “All the four main actors want to come back and do it,” and “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series." The two actors he's referring to are Once Upon A Time's Robert Carlyel and Elementary's Jonny Lee Miller.
John Hodge (who scripted the original movie) penned the script for TRAINSPOTTING 2, based on Porno, author Irvine Welsh's book sequel to his Trainspotting novel, and Boyle says Hodge's script is "terrific." A couple of years ago, Boyle talked a little about how the movie sequel will be different compared to the novel.
Although we will have Irvine Welsh involved, hopefully, it's going to be more about the same actors playing the same characters twenty-years later. And I think that's very rich because their original characters were hedonists, and pleasure seekers, who were prepared to take enormous risks as you do in your 20s. And you get away with it then. But obviously you get into your 40s and the body starts to creek and it's not quite so easy. So that will also throw up lots of things for them in terms of that sense of, ‘What have you done with your life? What happened in that 20 years? Are you still in the same town? Do you still have the same obsessions? Do you still have the same relationships with those people that you grew up with and that you shared that life with?’ And also for the audience watching it, they've also aged, so those who saw the original will have those same questions to ask themselves about their own lives.
If TRAINSPOTTING 2 does end up being Danny Boyle's next movie, production will likely begin some time next year, while STEVE JOBS, starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple Inc. co-founder, is scheduled to open on October 9, 2015.