It seems I have been stuck under a rock, because despite being a huge Irvine Welsh fangirl, the news that Trainspotting’s sequel, Porno is to be made into a movie has escaped me until today!
This means I’ve spent the last twenty minutes flapping around the house, getting very excited, tweeting Irvine Welsh and doing other irrational things that book fans do when they find out that one of their favourite reads is being made into a movie!
After some research, I have discovered that the movie, despite being marketed as T2, is actually based around Welsh’s second novel in the series, Porno, which features the original cast and some crossover members from other novels including Glue such as Juice Terry.
Probably the best news is that they are bringing back the original cast, and that will be great news to any fan because many of us have Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor and the rest fixed in our character database. The full cast doesn’t seem to have been released yet, but there’s actually no mention of Juice Terry and I really hope he’s not cut out. Terry first appears in Glue, a novel from the same universe but not a follow on to either, it comes between Trainspotting and Porno, but he has quite a role to play in Porno so we hope he appears in T2.
Either way I’m completely and utterly thrilled, I wish the teaser gave a bit more away, and I can’t wait for it’s release next January! Check out the teaser below.