He has announced that he is filming a sequel to Trainspotting next year.
Now, I am not quite sure how to feel about this. When they mentioned that Trainspotting was almost 20 years old, I almost fell of my chair (well, I would have if I was not sitting on the sofa like the lazy slob I am). Is 1996 really that long ago? Fuuuuuuuck! But it does beg the question, does anyone want a sequel to a 20-year-old movie, no matter how good it was?
And I loved Trainspotting, with a passion, and I have seen it many times over the course of my late teens and early twenties. I watched it for the first time in a long long while a couple of months ago and yep, it still worked for me. It stood the test of time pretty well. So, on one hand if there was a sequel, I will definitely go and watch it, but I would probably be apprehensive to say the least. Would Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie still work when they are twenty years older?
And what if it doesn’t? Would it ruin the first one for me? I like the open ending and I don’t feel I need a sequel… at all!
By the way, I have not read Porno either and I don’t feel the need to. I read Trainspotting, but the movie is not quite so dark and I prefer it! Is it sacrilege for preferring the movie? It probably is… 😉
On the other hand, you can never quite have enough Ewan McGregor in your life, right?!