Ewan McGregor on Trainspotting sequel
Late last year Danny Boyle seemed to be suggesting that a Trainspotting sequel, may not be the mission impossible many thought. And that with the original cast reminiscing over a new DVD release of the original, they may end up filming the sequel eventually.
This was without word from Ewan McGregor though, who has in the past been against the idea. We can still consider him a no going by his recent comments.
Danny Boyle seemed quite taken with the idea of making a film of Porn, the book that followed Trainspotting. And in November he was talking about how he may have to wait until the cast had aged sufficiently. This was all glossing over Ewan McGregor's dismissal of the idea, leaving us a bit in the dark as to who exactly was interested.
Now McGregor has been asked about the potential of him starring in a second film. And the answer seems to still be a firm no. Beware spoilers of the end of Porn.
I didn't think the book was very good. The novel of Trainspotting was quite fantastic ... and then I find that the sequel ... it didn't move me as much. Renton walks away with all the money at the end again. And I thought I don't want to make the same story again. And, also, I think just the idea of getting the cast together again 10 to 15 years later isn't good enough, you need more than that.
He was talking to Moviefone, through Cinematical. So now we know McGregor is not likely to change his mind. And as he has said before, if a sequel does go ahead it will be without him being involved. Having never read the second book, I don't have any real desire to see a film of it. And as McGregor rightly said, you need more than the reuniting of the cast sometime later to make it worthwhile. Anyone out there read the second book? Is it too similar to make a sufficiently different film?