Trainspotting sequel to start filming next year

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2015
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

The Danny Boyle-directed 'Trainspotting' sequel will start filming next summer

The 'Trainspotting' sequel will start filming next summer.

Danny Boyle - who directed the original movie in 1996 - has revealed plans to make the much-discussed sequel have gathered pace over the last few weeks and with filming set to begin in the middle of next year, the movie could even hit cinemas before the end of 2016.

The director - who'll once again work with Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle - said: "They only get this little window off, so either you wait for the contract to run down, which could be as late as three years, or you kind of try and do it in this window.

"But all four lads are back in."

Although the budget for the new movie is substantially higher than the original, Danny insisted he'll still have creative control over the project.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "We're doing it for less than $20 million, and that'll give us control of the film so we can make the film we want to make.

"That's as much as you can get without being answerable to anybody. You can sort of get on with it without much interference.

"Although we could have raised a lot more money for this, we didn't so we're trying to keep some sense like we kept the original."

T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.