Yesterday during an interview with Ewan McGregor for Roman Polanski‘s (whose name has been mysteriously missing from the synopsis, press notes and other promotional pieces – more on that later) The Ghost Writer, he briefly spoke about the rumor about Danny Boyle tackling a Trainspotting sequel. Although it might be fun to get the gang back together in their 40′s to see where they’re at, McGregor said he wasn’t interested for one very good reason….
Danny Boyle talked about doing a Trainspotting sequel with the guys in their 40s. Does that sound good to you?
McGregor: It doesn’t sound great to me because I didn’t hugely love the book. The sequel to Trainspotting, the novel, is a book called Porno and I didn’t think it was as amazing. The novel Trainspotting is quite an amazing book.
Would the sequel to the movie have to be “Porno”?
McGregor: It would be… I think that’s what they’re talking about.
How nice is it to hear that an actor doesn’t want to return to a guaranteed hit because the material isn’t that good?! That someone is finally saying, let’s not do a half-assed sequel just because!
In a world where all that we see are remakes and sequels, it’s nice to know that it’s not all about that, for many people in Hollywood it’s still about creating good work. And if you want to see good work, check out The Ghost Writer, we’ll have Ewan’s full interview popping up soon.
What do you think about McGregor not tackling a sequel?