Okay…so Robert Carlyle is not subtle. Course for the last five years he’s played a demonized version of Rumpelstiltskin on “Once Upon a Time” with gold-sparkled skin. I suppose as an actor you can’t afford to be when you pick a script. You have to dive into it and stick by it. For Carlyle, this script is for the sequel to his popular 1996 British black comedy crime drama film “Trainspotting”, based off the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh. Carlyle played the character of Francis “Franco” Begbie in the first film.
Like the first film, this sequel is being written by John Hodge and Carlyle, having read it already, is ready to praise it through the roof! Of course many think “Everyone says that about a script they are interested in”.
And Carlyle agrees which is why his exact words were:
“Yeah, we’ve already had a read-through of the script, we did that in the springtime. You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this,’ but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve fucking read. I mean, ever. What John Hodge has done is just so clever.”
While director Danny Boyle, who made the first film at the beginning of his career, stated long ago the script would be based off of Welsh’s sequel novel “Porno”, which describes the characters of “Trainspotting” ten years later, he says that the new script Hodge has written will not be a strict adaptation.
Boyle has confirmed he will direct the sequel himself, reiterating the hopes of beginning principal photography for the sequel in May and June of 2016.
“Trainspotting” has gone on to become a masterpiece in many people’s eyes so Boyle, Hodge, Carlyle, and, supposedly, the rest of the first film’s cast, have a lot to prove in this sequel, tentatively titled “Transpotting 2” or, rather, the current working title being “T2”.