20:59 30 September 2015
20 years after the original film was released, the long awaited Trainspotting sequel will be filmed next summer. Original stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan Bremner, and Robert Carlyle will all return for the new film. Director Danny Boyle confirmed that the filming is set either on May or June, 2016 when Miller and Carlyle will take a break from their respective US TV shows.
Boyle said: "They only get this little window off, so either you wait for the contract to run down, which could be as late as three years, or you kind of try and do it in this window.”
“But all four lads are back in.”
Talking about the movie’s budget, Boyle added: "We're doing it for less than $20m, and that'll give us control of the film so we can make the film we want to make,"
"That's as much as you can get without being answerable to anybody. You can sort of get on with it without much interference. Although we could have raised a lot more money for this, we didn't, so we're trying to keep some sense like we kept the original."