This slipped through the cracks yesterday, but news about the (possibly) upcoming adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting sequel Porno is, today at least, more an excuse for me to publicly express my extreme disappointment with Sunshine than anything else. We never ran a proper review (Comic Con sorta got in the way) but I’ve toyed with it, even though the film is largely gone from theaters. It was that pretty and almost promising, and truly that bad in the final act.

Oh, right. Porno. So Irvine Welsh spoke about the possiblity of the film while introducing his own short¬† "Nuts" at the¬† Edinburgh International Film Festival. He pegs the onus for the film as being on screenwriter John Hodge, the Trainspotting screenwriter who’s also been adapting the sequel. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Hodge’s work hasn’t been up to snuff — more likely that it’s a tricky job. Since the book is a rather dim sequel to the original, making it stand up is going to be a tough job no matter who takes it on.

Welsh also reiterated that Trainspotting’s four leads (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle) needed to be on board for the film to work, but didn’t have anything new to offer on the McGregor/Boyle spat and supposed reconciliation.