Danny Boyle nervous about Trainspotting sequel

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle admits he is feeling nervous as work gets underway on the sequel to Trainspotting.

It's been nearly 20 years since the cult original was released, and Danny says "all the same actors" are back for round two.

That includes Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller.

"Obviously it's worrying because people will kill us if we made a bad job of it," says Danny. "I will get absolutely crucified.

"But you have to thrive on that potential danger within it and if it feeds into it, you might get a decent film out of it you know," he says.

Ewan MacGregor as Renton in Trainspotting

Trainspotting saw McGregor star as Renton, a heroin addict in Edinburgh who is trying to get clean.

On Sunday night Danny was at the London premiere for his latest movie, Steve Jobs, but was braced for a "very early" start on Monday back in Trainspotting mode.

"We're going up to Scotland very early and we're going to do a week's workshop up in Edinburgh working on the script," Danny tells Newsbeat.

"And we're filming in May and June of next year."

Irvine Welsh wrote the book of Trainspotting and its sequel, Porno, which was set a decade later.

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