According to Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, a sequel to "Trainspotting" has now been greenlit @ TriStar with a new screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer John Hodge.
Boyle will reunite the first film's original crew and cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald.
"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back.
"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to make sure you don’t disappoint people. That will be the only criteria..."
The original UK-lensed black comedy feature released in 1996, was based on the novel of the same name by author Irvine Welsh, following a group of heroin addicts in a late 1980's economically depressed area of Edinburgh, Scotland and their passage through life.
Beyond drug addiction, other themes in the film include an exploration of urban poverty and squalor.
In 2004 "Trainspotting" was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll.