Back in 2010, director Danny Boyle excited us by confirming a sequel to his cult classic film Trainspotting.
Since then, we’ve heard bits and pieces about when we might actually receive the highly anticipated follow up and just back in December we learned that Sony‘s Tristar Pictures announced that it acquired worldwide rights to the film!
Well now the star of the first film, Ewan McGregor, has given us a bit more insight into the flick as well as shared an update on what to expect!
While chatting about his upcoming movie Miles Ahead, Ewan dished about his excitement for filming the sequel in May, saying:
“It’s been 10 years since Irvine Welsh wrote the sequel novel, Porno, so it’s been a long time, a lot of speculation. For me, too! 10 years ago, I didn’t want to do it; I wasn’t ready to do it. Also, there was no script.”
The 44-year-old actor also raved about John Hodge’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s own follow-up novel:
“The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good. I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it. I think we’re all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us. None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn’t be making the sequel. But because we were, we are.”
Trainspotting doesn’t start filming for a few weeks, but you can catch McGregor in Miles Ahead when it opens April 1, 2016.
Are you excited for a sequel after 10 years?