“All the four main actors want to come back and do it. Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series.”
John Hodge wrote the script for the sequel, which Boyle says is “terrific.” The story is loosely based on Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh‘s novel Porno, and it picks up with the original surviving characters ten years down the road.
Here’s a description of the book that the sequel will be based on:
Ten years on from Trainspotting, Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson is back in Edinburgh after a long spell in London. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, Sick Boy taps into an opportunity, which to him represents one last throw of the dice. However, to realise his dream of directing and producing a pornographic movie, Sick Boy must team up with old pal and fellow exile Mark Renton and a motley crew that includes the city’s favourite ex-aerated-water-salesman, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson.
In the world of Porno, however, nothing is straightforward, as Sick Boy and Renton find out that they have unresolved issues to address, concerning the increasingly unhinged Frank Begbie, the troubled, drug-addled Spud, but, most of all, with each other.