It has been confirmed that Trainspotting 2 will shoot next year for a release in 2017, 21 years after the original movie. Tristar Pictures have secured the worldwide rights to the picture and Danny Boyle will return to direct from a screenplay by John Hodge, based on the novel ‘Porno’ by Irvine Welsh.
Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle will reprise their roles of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Andrew Macdonald, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, and Bernie Bellew will produce the sequel, according to an official press release. Hannah Minghella will oversee for Tristar.
“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,” said Boyle. “We are grateful to Tom and Hannah for their support and we can’t wait to get going.”
“‘Trainspotting’ was a seminal movie for me,” said Minghella. “Like almost everyone my age, I had the ‘Choose Life’ poster on my university dorm room wall. 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.”
Shooting starts next spring for a TBA 2017 release.