‘Trainspotting 2’ Gets 2016 Shooting Schedule

By September 28, 2015

Danny Boyle has established one hell of a career for himself over the years. After making a splash with the 1996 drug addition film, Trainspotting, the director went on to create edgy and critically-acclaimed films throughout the past twenty years since, with some of the most notable outings including Slumdog Milionaire, 127 Hours, and this year’s highly-anticipated, Steve Jobs.

With the director already earning some serious Oscar buzz for Jobs following its recent festival premieres, it seems like Boyle can choose any project he wants moving forward, which is probably why his recent comments about the long-rumored Trainspotting sequel have caused such a stir amongst fans. The 1996 film introduced the world to Boyle’s unique filmmaking style, as well as making stars out of leads Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan Bremner, but not much has been done with the film property since.

While it initially seemed like hopeful thinking from the director when he stated Trainspotting 2 would be his next project, it looks like the film may actually happen after all. During a recent interview with Coming Soon, Boyle stated that he’s hoping for an early 2016 shooting schedule (if the actors’ schedules keep going the way they are) for the film, with the filmmaker hoping to release the movie in theatres later that same year.

“It’s May and June next year we shoot and we’ve got a terrific script… We’ve got the four main actors all eager and willing to do it. I’m very happy because my only (concern) was that the script would be good for two of them and not so great for the other two, and they’d feel obliged to come back, but they’ve all got good stuff, and it’s a very interesting look at them again. Hopefully, we can get it finished in time to release it in 2016 which is the 20th Anniversary year, so yes, we’re on it, and it’s looking good.”

The film has managed to amass quite a large, dedicated following over the years since its original 90s release, and considering the splash that the film made for all those who sat in the theatre seats and watched it all those years ago – it’s not hard to see why.

The original movie was based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, with the author going on to publish a sequel novel in 2002 called Porno. While the sequel film will apparently “set aside” Porno as a title – the script is said to follow the same general plot of the source material, as the characters cross paths once again this time with the porn industry as the backdrop. With the original leads all reportedly set to return alongside the same director and writer, it looks like Trainspotting 2 has as much going for it as it can hope for at this point. Now all we have to do is wait and see.

Trainspotting 2 is set to begin shooting in 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable