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Danny Boyle says 'Trainspotting 2' will shoot next May and won't be called 'Porno'

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There's been talk of a sequel to 'Trainspotting' for ages, and now it's finally happening. Danny Boyle, the director of the original 1996 film, recently told us that he's intending to shoot the film 'in May and June of next year, with all the same actors'. So that means we'll be seeing Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle all back on screen as characters careering towards the ripe age of 50 (or maybe more in the case of Carlyle's Begbie). There's been a question mark over how much the film will be based on Irvine Welsh's own 2002 follow-up novel, 'Porno', and Boyle addressed that too: 'It’s kind of influenced in its origins by “Porno” – the idea of the friends being brought back together again,' he told us, while promoting his new film, 'Steve Jobs'. 'But other than that, it’s very original. It’s written by John Hodge, who adapted the original screenplay from Irvine’s book. Irvine’s involved, but he’s been very gracious – he’s letting us get on with it. He’s there for us for any advice. But it’s not a strict adaptation of “Porno” and it won’t be called “Porno”.’ So there you have it. 'Trainspotting 2' is happening, and if anyone has any good ideas for what it should be called, share them with Danny Boyle if you see him.

'Trainspotting 2' (or whatever they call it) should be in cinemas by the end of 2016. Read our full interview with Danny Boyle now. 

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