While talk of the upcoming Trainspotting sequel has been bubbling for months, one of the original film’s stars has weighed in on what appears to be an imminent production.
Ewan McGregor told Collider he recently received the “really, really, really good” script to the untitled sequel, which was a sticking point for him when it came time to decide whether or not to be involved with the project. “I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it,” he said. “I think we’re all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us. None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn’t be making the sequel. But because we were, we are.”
McGregor previously told EW that while he might have been hesitant to film the sequel earlier in his career, he is excited by the prospect of it now.
“I think it would be quite an amazing thing to make a sequel to a movie 20 years later, with all the same characters,” he said.
McGregor didn’t mention when he would be shooting the film, though director Danny Boyle told The Hollywood Reporter last year that he was planning to film in May or June. At the time, Boyle said that McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle were all in for the sequel.