It's not often our fair island produces a film as seminal as Trainspotting. It's famous depiction of heroin addiction and shitting the bed seared scenes in our collective memory, often so strong that even people who haven't seen the film can probably give you the general gist of it.
In a recent interview with Deadline, director Danny Boyle says a sequel is in the works, and that the original cast are bloomin' up for it:
“All the four main actors want to come back and do it...Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series,” Boyle says. Boyle also told Deadline that Hodge’s script for what they’re calling Trainspotting 2 is terrific, that the actors all want to do it and reiterated that it will be the director’s next film depending on the actors’ U.S. TV schedules. Hodge wrote the sequel script based on Welsh’s Porno, which was the author’s own sequel to his original Trainspotting novel. Hodge also wrote the screenplays for Boyle-directed movies A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach and Trance."
As fun as this all sounds, is it wise to release a sequel a classic film, knowing that a dud could tarnish the legacy of the original?
This person on the internet says yes.
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