The Sony-owned TriStar Pictures has snapped up the worldwide rights to Trainspotting 2, the long-awaited follow-up to Danny Boyle’s classic 1996 British film.
The original principal cast are all confirmed to return, including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle. Danny Boyle will once again direct, with John Hodge returning to write the screenplay.
“It’s been 20 years since we met these characters and John Hodge’s screenplay brilliantly explores what’s happened to them—and to us—in the intervening years,” states Boyle via The Hollywood Reporter. “We are grateful to Tom Rothman and Hannah Minghella for their support and we can’t wait to get going.”’
“Like almost everyone my age, I had the ‘Choose Life’ poster on my university dorm room wall,” adds Minghella. “I have wanted to work with Danny ever since, so the opportunity to collaborate on the sequel is truly a dream come true. It perfectly represents the filmmaker-driven movies I am committed to making at TriStar.”
As previously noted, the sequel will be an original story, rather than an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel Porno.