Danny Boyle up for third Trainspotting film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 January 2017
Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle has admitted he'd be keen to reunite with the 'T2 Trainspotting' cast for a third film following the lives of the dysfunctional characters

Danny Boyle is interested in making a third 'Trainspotting' film.

The 60-year-old director has just released 'T2 Trainspotting' which is set 20 years after the original 1996 movie, which was based on Irvine Welsh's novel 'Trainspotting' and focused on a group of heroin-addicted friends living in Edinburgh, Scotland

After actor Robert Carlyle expressed his interest to be involved in a third film as his alter ego Francis 'Franco' Begbie, Boyle has admitted he is keen to reunite the cast for a third outing.

Speaking on Chris Evans' Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, Carlyle put Boyle on the spot and asked whether he would consider returning to the characters again.

The Oscar winner replied: "I'd love to get these lot back together again. The original idea was the 'Likely Lads', that TV show then seven years later they did 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads' and it eventually produced that great Libertines song, 'Oh what happened to you, whatever happened to me'. And it's that sense of characters that belong to us and going back to them - they will always belong to us."

Evans then cut in to say: "It sounds like a yes to me Robert."

Carlyle, 55, has already had an idea for the next instalment based on Welsh's 2016 book 'The Blade Artist' which focuses on Begbie.

He added: "There is another book published in the spring time - 'The Blade Artist' - which focuses a wee bit more on Begbie and the life after this because he does survive and go on."

Evans replied: "It might be even more of a yes in my opinion."

Carlyle agreed: "I think so."

'T2' is loosely based on 'Porno' Welsh's second tale of the drug-addicted group of friends.

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.