Danny Boyle has Plans for “Trainspotting 2”

The Steve Jobs director is ready to get all nostalgic with plans to reunite the Trainspotting gang for a long-awaited sequel.

It’s been a big weekend for Danny Boyle. The director’s latest movie Steve Jobs got its first release at Telluride this weekend. The biopic written by Aaron Sorkin was an immediate hit, so you won’t have to look far for a glittering review. But Boyle isn’t resting on his laurels. Oh no, he’s already thinking about his next project, a sequel to hos cult classic Trainspotting.

The news is that in an interview Deadline at Telluride, Boyle said the much anticipated sequel is closer than ever to fruition. “All the four akin actors want to come back and do it…”, Boyle explained.
Made in 1996, Trainspotting followed the tragicomic delirium of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh. The film was based on Irvine Welsh‘s acclaimed novel and was released by Miramax and Channel Four. Since Telluride included Boyle receiving the Telluride Medal for his body of work, it seems an apt time to continue one of his crowning achievements. But deciding to do it is the best as part, as Boyle explains.  “Now it is only a matter of getting all their schedules together which is complicated by two of them doing American TV series”, he explains.

Boyle is referring to Johnny Lee Miller, currently starring as Sherlock Holmes in Elementary, and Robert Carlisle who has an ongoing role in Once Upon a Time. Ewan McGregor has already stated he’s on board for a sequel, and according to Boyle the same goes for the other stars, including Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd and Kelly McDonald.

The Trainspotting universe is already an extensive one. Irvine Welsh not only released a sequel (Porno), he also wrote a prequel called Skagboys. Screenwriter John Hodge is also returning, with a script based mainly on Welsh’s sequel that picks up 20 years after Trainspotting. Boyle has assured us the script is terrific – the two have worked on several projects since Trainspotting.

So the pieces are all out of the box, now Boyle just needs to pick the right time to get them all on the board. Since he wants this to be his next project, good fully it won’t be too long a wait.

Watch this space for all the gritteiest, latest movie news.

Craig’s Bond Tuxes Up in New “Spectre” Poster

Daniel Craig promotes Spectre with an old school 007 look that would put Roger Moore himself to shame.

With only 8 weeks left until it’s release, the Spectre promo train keeps on rolling. This is normally a time reserved for TV spots and magazine spreads – nothing really worth reporting on. But the Spectre team has thrown a curve ball with a blast from the past in its new promo poster. Continue reading Craig’s Bond Tuxes Up in New “Spectre” Poster

Scott Cooper Circled to Direct “American Wolf”

The Black Mass director is being wooed to take a crack at American Wolf, a true story of public shaming… it has wolves too.

There was a lot of course verge recently about a certain mad dentist shooting a certain beloved lion. While this may seem like a media anomaly, it’s not the first time that the accidental killing of a protected animal has caused public outcry. If you need proof, director Scott Cooper is being courted to direct a biopic about such an event. Continue reading Scott Cooper Circled to Direct “American Wolf”

Vincent Cassel leads a Kid Cult in “Partisan” Trailer

Partisan sees Cassel teaching urchins to sing 80’s pop and be top notch assassins.

If anyone’s been watching the acclaimed Charles Manson series Aquarius starring David Duchovny, you may very well have a wicked case of Manson fever! Don’t worry, that’s not a psychological disorder. It just means you’re keen on cults right now. If so, you may want to check out this trailer for Partisan, starring Vincent Cassel. Continue reading Vincent Cassel leads a Kid Cult in “Partisan” Trailer

Nicholas Hoult to Play JD Salinger

Hoult, star of Mad Max: Fury Road, will swap motors for manuscripts as the enigmatic novelist in an upcoming biopic.

When male actors reach a certain age, they’ll always be asked about any regrets of the career so far. Many will say that they never got a chance to play Holden Caulfield. The brightly brattish anarchist is the main character of JD Salinger‘s era-defining novel Catcher in the Rye. So far, no successful attempt has been made to adapt the piece of fiction. But all is not lost for Catcher fans! While Nichols Hoult won’t get a chance to play Caulfield, he’s getting the next best thing. Or the better thing, depending on how you look at it. Continue reading Nicholas Hoult to Play JD Salinger