Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a sequel.
Director Danny Boyle is riding out a big wave of victory in his career coming off the toe-tapping success of "Slumdog Millionaire" and now the critical applause for mountain-man survival tale "127 Hours," but it seems no matter how good a film he makes he will always be asked about the "Trainspotting" sequel.
It's been nearly 15 years since Ewan McGregor's Renton took a swim in "The Worst Toilet in Scotland" to retrieve his opium suppositories, but, according to Boyle, it may be awhile yet before he dives back in for more.
In a new interview with Cinematical, he stated, "It will happen, I think. I mean, we'll approach them all again about it, but it will depend on what place they're all at. We have a very strong idea that it would be a wonderful thing to reapproach, to do again, when they have aged clearly into a mid-life kind of crisis, basically. They're not quite there yet, I don't think."
In order for Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud, and all the other characters who "a whole generation fell in love with" to be portrayed with the deteriorated looks of a proper drug addict, Boyle's going to have to wait until the actors have aged up and stopped downing health shakes or jogging 5-miles a day. McGregor recently quit smoking and drinking… bad career move, Ewan.
Before Boyle goes from chopping off James Franco's arm to injecting heroin in McGregor's, there are several hurtles to overcome, including the falling out director and star had after replacing Ewan with Leo in "The Beach" (write him a Thank You note already, Obi Wan!) and the fact that Irvine Welsh's sequel novel "Porno" admittedly "is not a great book."
If the "Trainspotting" sequel does arrive, we hope one actor will have aged well enough… the famous ceiling-crawling baby.