Take the best orgasm you’ve ever had… multiply it by a thousand, and you’re still nowhere near it…or so we thought. After rumours circulated for years, Danny Boyle has reassured fans that a Trainspotting sequel is finally happening, honestly this time.
Speaking to Deadline before his screening for the Steve Jobs biopic (that’s getting rapturous praise from just about everyone, and already setting Fassbender up for an Oscar nod), Boyle revealed “all the four main actors want to come back and do it.” ‘It’ happens to be the long discussed Trainspotting 2, which will take place 20 years after the first film. “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.”
Adapted from Irvine Welsh’s Porno, John Hodge – screenwriter of the first film – already has a script in place that Boyle has deemed ‘terrific’ and will catch up with Renton and company. Various cast members have been asked about the sequel and all are keen to get involved, unfortunately the likes of Johnny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) are busy with Elementary and short-fused Robert Carlyle – who played short-fused Scot, Begbie is telling tales in Once Upon A Time.
For those that don’t know, Porno focuses on Sick Boy (Johnny Lee-Miller), Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner), as they ditch the drug world and find their way into the porn industry. Naturally, old wounds open up and Begbie makes new ones in typical psychotic fashion and it all makes for one anarchic story told from various perspectives. Interestingly, whilst Trainspotting focused on Renton in the film, Porno is very much Sick Boy’s tale, which means JLM’s involvement would be majorly important to the story – that’s if Hodge hasn’t made too many drastic changes.
Of all the long drawn out sequel developments, Porno could prove the most fitting. The gap between Welsh’s sequel and Trainspotting is just about hitting the twenty year mark, so now is as better time as any to get the aged actors back in action. Expect more on this as it (hopefully, please) develops.