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Danny Boyle Talks About A Trainspotting Sequel: Does Spud Still Take Pleasure In Other People's Leisure?

By Jodi Smith | Industry | March 11, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | March 11, 2013 |

You read that right. A sequel to Trainspotting, the 1996 movie that chronicled the heroin addiction of Mark “Rent-Boy” Renton and had Ewan McGregor’s willy winking at the camera. Playlist interviewed Danny Boyle at SXSW and learned that the sequel is planned for 2016. Boyle also thinks he can get all of the original cast back on board and plans to use portions of Irvine Welsh’s “Porno”, the sequel to Welsh’s book upon which the movie is based.

Does this mean we get to find out if that baby is still crawling on ceilings twenty years later? I’ve not read Welsh’s novels, so I don’t know what the future holds for Renton, Begbie, Diane, Spud, Sick Boy, and Tommy. Oh, wait. I already know what Tommy is up to.

I watched Trainspotting a ridiculous amount of times while I was in high school and after. I’m still dubious about a sequel recapturing whatever it was that made the film so enticing to audiences, but I’m willing to trust Boyle to get it done, though. Let us relive the glory of Trainspotting with the trailer.

Trainspotting (1996) - Official Trailer [VO-HD] by Eklecty-City

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.