Danny Boyle is finally getting his wish of checking back in on the quartet of Edinburgh heroin addicts whose lives he chronicled in his 1996 adaption of the novel Trainspotting.
TriStar has picked up the worldwide rights to Trainspotting 2, and for the sequel Boyle will be reuniting with the original’s quartet of stars – Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle. Also returning for the film will be screenwriter John Hodge, who adapted Irvine Welsh’s novel for the first film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hodge created his own story for the sequel. TriStar president Hannah Minghella reportedly read the script on Thursday and was moving to make a deal for the film on Friday. Assisting her closing the deal quickly was TriStar parent company Sony honcho Tom Rothman, who worked with the filmmaker during his tenures as an executive at Fox Searchlight.
Production is set to begin in late spring 2016 once Miller and Carlyle are done with their commitments to their television series, Elementary and Once Upon A Time, respectively. The film is expected to be in theaters in 2017.