Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Want In Porno

I might reconsider if you promise there will be no more dead babies on the ceiling.

I might reconsider if you promise there will be no more dead babies on the ceiling.

While out promoting that certain Tom Hanks starring film that just came out yesterday, Ewen McGregor was asked about the possibility of him reprising his role as  Renton from ‘Trainspotting’ in an adaptation of the Irving Welsh written sequel “Porno”.   Here’s a bite from the interview done over at Moviefone:

I don’t think I would, for several reasons. The first one is that I didn’t think the book was very good. The novel of ‘Trainspotting’ was quite fantastic, it was beautiful, quite moving and disturbing writing, and then I find that the sequel … the book that Irvine Welsh wrote was called ‘Porno,’ and … it didn’t move me as much … He’d written a good sequel to the film as opposed to a sequel to his book. It’s also a similar story, you know, the betrayal of trust … Renton walks away with all the money at the end again. And I thought I don’t want to make the same story again. And, also, I think just the idea of getting the cast together again 10 to 15 years later isn’t good enough, you need more than that. I wouldn’t want to damage ‘Trainspotting”s reputation, because it was an amazing film and a very important film of its time, a very important film for me and … a very important film for British cinema. I wouldn’t want to leave people remembering a poor sequel rather than leaving its reputation where it sits at the moment, which is kind of a phenomenal film.

I agree with McGregor.  ‘Porno’ was a funny and not half-bad as sequels go, “Fifteen Years Later” story that reuinted the zany (what an innapropriate word) cast of junkies, thugs, and low-lifes  and set them free in the land of amateur pornography.  But it wasn’t even close to the same kind of book as its predessesor.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was fun reading about Sickboy, Renton, and company having sick and twisted adventures again, and I personally wouldn’t half-mind seeing them in action up on the screen again, but it was a shadow compared to ‘Trainspotting’s biting genius.

Good call Obi Wan.

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