Danny Boyle reveals Trainspotting 2 filming already underway


DIRECTOR Danny Boyle has revealed that filming for the eagerly anticipated Trainspotting sequel is already underway.

The Scottish director revealed the news in an appearance on Facebook site, Humans of Edinburgh.

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh revealed during a podcast last month that shooting would not begin until May 16th.

But Boyle, 59, told the page: “We’re up in Scotland filming Trainspotting 2 just now.

Danny Boyle was pictured on the Humans of Edinburgh website
Danny Boyle was pictured on the Humans of Edinburgh website

“I think what I love most about what I do is the variety, and being able to do something new every day.

“I get to meet such amazing people all the time.”

He added: “I think everyone’s fear is doing something a robot can do, and getting stuck doing something repetitive.

“I feel very fortunate and grateful to be able to make films, and to be able to always have a choice in what I do.

“Coming back to Edinburgh has actually been really fascinating, since filming the first Trainspotting Edinburgh has changed dramatically.

“You can see the gentrification massively in the city.”

The post has been liked by nearly 2,000 excited fans and shared by over 100 followers.

One fan, Verena Wilkening, spotted Boyle without realising only days ago writing: “Ah I saw him in a restaurant the other day. Thought he looked familiar.”

While dozens of other fans tagged their friends in the post to share the news.

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle are all officially on board for the follow-up to the 1996 classic film,

The original captured the life of a group of heroin addicts living in Edinburgh during the late 1980s.

It was placed in the top 10 for the 100 Best British films of all time and in 2004 was voted the Best Scottish Film of all time in a general public poll by The List.

After being released in the US, the first 20 minutes of the film had to be re-dubbed as American audiences struggled to understand the thick Scottish accents.

No official name for the sequel has been announced but rumours have circulated that it may simply be called T2.