Ewan McGregor confirms that Trainspotting 2 will start shooting in May


After years of rumours, finally has been confirmed that the long-awaited Trainspotting sequel will start shooting in May, according to Ewan McGregor, who has confirmed it to Collinder. The Scot, and also Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle will be part of the sequel, which is once again being directed by Danny Boyle from a script by John Hodge who adapted the novel of Irvine Welsh Porno, where Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud find a "very innovative" way to get involved into prostitution, pornography or drugs. Although The sequel will be based on Welsh's book it will not be exactly the same, due to as the author has explained: "We've had to evolve past that, because the actors would have been ten years older when Porno came out, and now they're 20 years older. It has to take into account that reality".

McGregor added "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" These words are closer to the ones that Danny Boyle made last year where he said that the prospect of making Trainspotting 2 is "worrying" because he will get "absolutely crucified" if it is a bad film.