Oscar-winnerhas been highly regarded for his directing work with films like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours," but he may owe it all to his 1996 breakout hit, "Trainspotting."
The drug-fueled dark comedy starred Ewan McGregor as a young Scottish hooligan who gets addicted to heroin with his friends. It became a sleeper hit and helped launch, as well as McGregor, to stardom.
"Trainspotting" was loosely based off of a novel by Irvine Welsh, who penned a follow-up book called "Porno" in 2002.
At the New York premiere Tuesday night of his latest psychological thriller, "Trance," Boyle spoke with CBSNews.com about his plans to make a "Trainspotting" sequel and revealed to us that it won't be a strict adaptation of Welsh's "Porno."
"No, the original movie wasn't really based...it was inspired by the book 'Trainspotting.' And I think this [sequel] will be inspired by Irvine Welsh's book again. But not a direct adaptation. No."
Boyle also spoke to us about his intentions for the characters in the sequel. Watch video above to see what he has to say.
opens in theaters on Friday.