Trainspotting 2

Trainspotting 2 is slated to shoot next year, 20 years after the release of the original. And director Danny Boyle totally understands the concern that the sequel won’t live up to the original:

The actors were very fearful about a sequel as well! Actors are a great barometer of whether something is worthwhile or not. Their bullshit filter is very, very strong, because they’re going to be the ones out there trying to make a script look truthful and believable. When it comes to doing another Trainspotting, they were very nervous, because for all of them, it’s a large part of their reputation and they feel very protective towards their character.

His determination to get things right stopped the last attempt at a Trainspotting sequel 10 years ago, which only got as far as a “mediocre” screenplay. “I never even sent it to the actors, because I knew they would destroy it,” he confessed. It wasn’t until last year, after a weeklong summit in Edinburgh with the original producing team, screenwriter John Hodge, and author Irvine Welsh, that Boyle finally felt they’d cracked it:

You just knew. It had this feeling about it, where it honors the original and it won’t disappoint people. It’s not the same film, but it can’t be, and we wouldn’t want it to be. And the actors all responded to it as I thought they would.

Kion picks up where his parents Simba and Nala left off in the new teaser for Disney Channel’s The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, rounding up a team of brave animals to protect and maintain the Pridelands. The TV sequel premieres Sunday, November 22 at 7 PM.

Katniss is black and white and red all over on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 IMAX poster. If you’ve been paying attention, you may recognize the white roses as a reference to her nemesis, President Snow. The fact that those flowers are splattered with red blood seem like a bad sign for him, don’t you think? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 arrives November 20.

Star Trek Beyond is officially done shooting, as confirmed on Simon Pegg‘s Twitter account. But it’s not actually coming to theaters until July 22, 2016, so in the meantime there are some interesting, spoiler-y set pics and videos from the Dubai shoot at TrekMovie.com if you want to see what’s in store. Justin Lin directed.

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