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Danny Boyle 'still planning Trainspotting sequel'

7th December 2010

Film director Danny Boyle has claimed that the long-discussed sequel to Trainspotting could eventually be made.

In an interview with Cinematical, Boyle said that he has not ruled out filming the next instalment of Irvine Welsh's series, once a suitable script has been written.

The director explained that Welsh's Porno, the sequel to 1993's Trainspotting, will form the source material for the production, but suggested that it will take some effort before the novel can be brought to the big screen.

'Porno is not a great book in the way that Trainspotting, the original novel, is genuinely a masterpiece, I think, as a piece of writing,' he told the magazine.

However, he said that with 'some work' the raw material found in the novel could be adapted to make a suitable follow-up to Trainspotting.

Boyle added that he is happy for there to be a delay between the original film, which was released in 1996, and its eventual sequel, as this will mean he is not just 'cashing in' on the first production's popularity.

Earlier this year, Welsh launched his most recent book - a short story collection entitled Reheated Cabbage - by performing a reading at Foyles on Charing Cross Road.
 

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