Director Danny Boyle will be going back to his ’90s roots with the recent production of a sequel to his 1996 UK hit, “Trainspotting”. According to Variety, filming started this past Monday in Edinburgh. The film is slated for a release of January 2017 in the UK with a wide release in the U.S. by February 10th. Actors Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle will be reprising their respective roles from the original.
The darkly comedic 1996 hit revolved around a group of heroin addicts trying to make lives for themselves in late ’80s Edinburgh during a time of economic decline. It grossed $70 million off of a $2 million budget and proved to be a huge success. It garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
Although the first movie was based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh, the film was penned by John Hodge. Despite Welsh writing a followup novel entitled, “Porno”, back in 2002, the new film will come from an original script by Hodge.
The producers will be Andrew Macdonald, Christian Colson, Bernie Bellew and Boyle himself through Figment Films, Decibel Films and Cloud Eight Films.
What do you think? Looking forward to an unexpected sequel to a film from over 2 decades ago or should the classic be left alone?