The Playlist learned yesterday that Danny Boyle has hired the original writer, John Hodge, to write a script for a sequel, and he intends to reunite the original cast in 2016; the original cast includes: Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd, and Kelly Macdonald.
Danny Boyle had this to say about the sequel, “This has been a long time coming. There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2. If John [Hodge] can produce a decent enough script, I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan [McGregor] or any of the cast coming back. I think they’ll wanna know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. 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.”
If Danny Boyle is going to make the sequel to this beloved film then I am all for it.
This was an incredible film, from an incredible director, with an incredible cast and it deserves to be revisited.
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