Danny Boyle confirms 'Trainspotting' sequel

Danny Boyle confirms 'Trainspotting' sequel

20 years on...

Director Danny Boyle announces 'Trainspotting' sequel in time for the 20th anniversary of the original film. Get the scoop…

Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, (Slumdog Millionaire, The Beach) has confirmed plans for a sequel to the gritty 1996 instant-classic – Trainspotting. Speaking at the Telluride Film Festival, Boyle said that the sequel will be due for release next year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original film. 

"All the four main actors want to come back and do it," said Boyle. "Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series."

Originally starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller, the film helped to launch the careers of these, relatively unknown at the time, actors. And the grimey and graphic interpretation of Irvine Welsh's book now appears on most 'Best British Film' lists and charts. Boyle has his new Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender – StevJobs – to release first.