Sunday, 6 January 2013
Ewan McGregor on Trainspotting Sequel ''Porno''
Ewan McGregor has stated that he would be willing to return to a Trainspotting sequel following claims in the past that he would be against making an inferior product to the Danny Boyle classic. Trainspotting, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, was released in 1996 and has achevied cult status and huge critical acclaim since.
Welsh has released a sequel entitled ''Porno'' which transports the charcters of the original to the porn industry in Amsterdam and Boyle has stated in the past that he intended to wait until the characters had aged properly in order to shoot a film version of the novel.
McGregor and Boyle were rumoured to have fallen out in the years since Trainspotting due to a dispute regarding the casting of Boyle's The Beach, in which he chose Leonardo DiCaprio for the lead role over McGregor, who has starred in his previous three films.
However, speaking to The Daily Record, McGregor stated: "I know in the past I always said I wouldn't do anything that would damage the reputation of the movie Trainspotting because I wouldn't want to do a poor sequel, but at the same time, I would always read it if I was sent it. I was never in the position where they've asked me to do it."
Knowing the combined talent of Boyle, McGregor and author Welsh, a sequel sounds pretty good to me.