It’s been almost 20 years since its release but fans of Trainspotting may finally be able to get some closure on the drug addled antics of Mark Renton, the role that catapulted Ewan McGregor to international stardom.
Following the release of the original film, McGregor’s relationship with director Danny Boyle had been tarnished with bad blood after Boyle cast Leonardo DiCaprio over him for, The Beach.
The pair seemingly never got over what McGregor perceived as a snub from the award-winning director.
Speaking to The Scotsman, McGregor said: “I just think I’ve changed my opinion about it, we’ve all moved on and there is a lot of water under the bridge now. I miss working with Danny, I did some of my best work with him and he’s one of my favourite directors I’ve worked with. There was some bad blood and ill feeling, but that’s all gone now. I think it might be extraordrinary to see a sequel 20 years after the original.”
On whether he would like to reprise his star role for the sequel Porno, he added: “I would be up for it, I’ve said that to Danny. Everybody has talked about it and speculated about it, but I don’t [know] if it’s happening yet. I’ve not see a script and I don’t know if there is one. It’s been a long, long time.”
The news follows Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh admitting that he would be very much interested in working on an adaptation of Porno for the big screen.
Talking to Ewen Cameron at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre, Welsh said: “We are all really keen for it to happen, but only in the right circumstances.”
Circumstances that following McGregor admitted his desire to get the ball rolling might finally be just right.
[Via: The Scotsman]