In the best film news of the year, Danny Boyle confirms Trainspotting sequel with the original cast
Those who know me, or have been following the blog since the beginning, know that Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting is my favourite film of all time. Since I first saw it in my early teens, I’ve loved Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s tale of Glaswegian heroin addicts. It’s been known for some time that Boyle had interest in directing an adaptation of Porno, Welsh’s Sick Boy-centric sequel to the book. Finally, nearly twenty years since Trainspotting first started a British cinema revolution, Boyle has announced he will be directing the sequel, with all of the original cast returning.
I can’t describe just how excellent this news is. Porno is a terrific sequel with some great scenes for Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and especially Johnny Lee Miller. Boyle has never been better than his hyperkinetic turn behind the camera in Trainspotting; now that he’s an Oscar-winning director, there’s every chance he’ll do an even better job. Even if the (so far unnamed) sequel can’t reach the insane highs of Trainspotting, I’m confident Boyle and the original cast are going to produce real excellence.
Finally, it’s happening. The sequel to one of the defining films in British cinema, and my personal favourite film of all time, will hit the cinemas in the not-so-distant future. It can’t come quick enough.
See you in the cinema.
By Harry Ford