Last year we got the very good news that director Danny Boyle was getting the gang back together for a sequel to his 1996 classic Trainspotting. Today, our first look at the new movie has arrived.
Just as Boyle promised, the teaser trailer confirms that all of the film’s original main cast – Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller and Ewan Bremner – are back to reprise their roles. Boyle himself is back in the director’s seat and the script for T2 was penned by John Hodge, who wrote the original Trainspotting adaptation.
It’s been 20 years since Boyle adapted Irvine Welsh’s first novel into a gritty, fast-paced, sometimes humorous and often tragic film about the lives of heroin addicts in late 1980s Edinburgh. Two decades later, Trainspotting is still regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time and with a soundtrack that centres on Underworld classic Born Slippy, it’s one that holds a special place in the heart of dance fans.
The sequel is based on Welsh’s follow-up novel Porno, which charts the lives of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie ten years later as their paths cross again, this time in the pornography industry.
Trainspotting 2 was originally due to hit cinemas this year to coincide with the film’s 20th anniversary, but is now scheduled for a January 2017 release.
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