Porno still no nearer completion

  • List.co.uk
  • 23 August 2007
Irving Welsh - Porno (book cover)

The sequel to Trainspotting is still in the sidings according to author Irvine Welsh. Porno, his follow-up novel to his breakout hit, is still waiting on a workable screenplay, though the author did reveal it is currently being worked on by John Hodge who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Trainspotting. During a question and answer session at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Welsh also admitted that original stars Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle would have to be involved for the film to be a success. However, since McGregor fell out with director Danny Boyle after he was bumped from the Beach in favour of Leonardo DiCaprio, there may be a long wait.

T2 Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh
  • UK release: 27 January 2017

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

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