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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.
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So, a couple of updates on James Gunn‘s upcoming passion project The Belco Experiment. First off, the name has changed to The Belko Experiment, following some fiddly legal issues. Second, a cast member has been announced.
Empire is reporting that John Gallagher Jr has been cast in the horror thriller. You may remember Gallagher from Short Term 12 or Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom. He will be playing one of the main characters in the project, which sees the employees of the Belko Company get sealed inside and told that they have to kill or be killed.
There’s going to be a strong sense of character exploration in this film, with desperation bringing everyone’s true character to light. What kind of person will Gallagher be revealed to be?
Back in reality, Gunn auditioned Gallagher for a different role that didn’t work out. But the actor stuck in Gunn’s mind and here he is in Belko. According to Gunn a table read has already been done with the cast members, so we should be getting some more cast news very soon. As soon as we know, you’ll know.
Who else would you like to see trapped in Belko?
Some have called it a biopic reboot, others have called it a rehashing of old ground. Some have even called it a super violent homage to Fellini. Those last people are definitely wrong. In any case, Steve Jobs, the second telling of the Apple co-founder has garnered some controversy and curiosity in its infancy, but now it’s ready to put on its big boy pants and stylish turtle neck and strut it’s need stuff. This week marks the first real look at the project with a doozy of a teaser trailer, as reported by Deadline.
Like any good legend, the film will take on a very different perspective from its predecessor, trading in some of the shock and savagery for fluidity – more of a story than a history of you like. Well you can decide for yourself, take a gander why don’t you?
A different kettle of iPod shuffles altogether I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s a treat to finally see how Michael Fassbender looks as the titular mastermind, almost like Ashton Kutcher‘s Jobs’ older, more discerning brother. The film also stars Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels and Kate Winslet, with Scott Rudin producing and Aaron Sorkin adapting the eponymous biography by Walter Isaacson.
How do you think Steve Jobs will match up to jOBS?