Danny Boyle Confirms ‘Trainspotting’ Sequel

Danny Boyle: The Oscar-winning maestro may have received the best reviews of his career for his expert shepherding of the London Olympics opening ceremony, which set the tone for the hugely successful Games. With its Voldemort/Mary Poppins battle and ambitious embrace of British history in its entirety, Boyle's set was as much of a fever dream as 'Trainspotting,' with even better music. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Danny Boyle is getting back on the train. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

A script for the sequel to Trainspotting is in progress with a release date set for 2016, the 20th anniversary of the original, confirms director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), according to The Independent.

There have been rumors of a sequel since Irvine Walsh, the author of the Trainspotting novel, wrote a follow up in 2002 entitled Porno.

“This has been a long time coming,” Boyle told film website The Playlist. “There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2.”

Boyle suspects the entire cast will be up for making the return including but not limited to Ewan McGregor (Renton), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Robert Carlyle (Begbie) saying, “I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back.”

The original film follows Renton and his friends as they hustle their way through Edinburgh, Scotland looking for the next fix and an escape from humdrum life. The sequel will reintroduce us to the gang as they approach middle age.

Here’s a peek at the original film’s trailer.

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