Boyle keen on pornspot­ting

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Be­lated se­quels have a messy his­tory. For ev­ery Be­fore Sun­set there’s a God­fa­ther Part III, an Es­cape from LA and a The Two Jakes. Fans of Trainspot­ting could, there­fore, be for­given for de­liv­er­ing only muted ap­plause at the news that Danny Boyle is keen on de­vel­op­ing a se­quel. In a re­cent in­ter­view, the di­rec­tor ad­mit­ted he was keen on talk­ing to the orig­i­nal cast about a loose adap­ta­tion of Irvine Welsh’s book Porno.

“It will hap­pen, I think,” said Boyle. “I mean, we’ll ap­proach them all again about it, but it will de­pend on what place they’re all at.”

Welsh might not be so happy at hear­ing the di­rec­tor’s as­sess­ment of his at­tempt to ad­dress the char­ac­ters’ later lives: “The book Porno is not a great book in the way that the orig­i­nal novel is gen­uinely a mas­ter­piece. But we have been do­ing some work on it, and it’s got po­ten­tial.”

Yikes! “Po­ten­tial?” Now that’s what I call damn­ing with faint praise.

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