Wow, 'Trainspotting 2' Really Seems To Be Happening

Director Danny Boyle teases the story and says the script is really, really good.

Those holding out hope for 20 long years that we'll have the chance to once again "choose life," great news: Danny Boyle says the core cast of "Trainspotting" met recently in London for a table read of the script for a sequel to the film.

In an interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz on his Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, the director expanded on his plans for the 20-year-old cult classic movie.

"What we do know obviously is that [the characters are] 20 years older, and that felt really fascinating because it was a story of such hedonism -- gritty, but hedonism," Boyle said. "And something we all remember or recognize that when you're in your early or mid-20s you can get away with stuff, but you get older you can't. You can push it, and you get away with it if you're lucky. Maybe one of your friends doesn't. In their case, one of their friends didn't."

Oh, intriguing! Boyle said that even now, fans ask him what the characters would be up to, and they call them by name, not the actors' names. He feels confident that audiences will show up for the sequel.

"People will turn up to hear what they've got to say now," he said.

As for the script, Boyle says that's also great.

"It's a really good script," he said. "And we wouldn't have got it back together if it wasn't, because the actors are all weary of they didn't want to spoil it by doing something very secondary to the original but it feels like a really interesting prospect."