Sony Pictures has released an official trailer for T2: Trainspotting, or Trainspotting 2, the sequel to Danny Boyle‘s 1996 drug addiction dramedy.
Boyle returns to direct the sequel, with original cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, and Irvine Welsh—who also wrote the books the original and its sequel are based on—returning to reprise their roles. John Hodge, who was nominated for an Academy Award writing the original, penned the sequel as well.
Read more about the movie and watch the trailer below.
The sequel takes place 20 years after the events of the original, a little different from Welsh’s book sequel, Porno, which was set a decade after Trainspotting. Since the movie description below doesn’t give us much, here’s a description of the book sequel from Amazon:
In the last gasp of youth, Simon “Sick Boy” Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make it work, he needs bedfellows: the lovely Nikki Fuller-Smith, a student with ambition, ego, and troubles to rival his own; old pal Mark Renton; and a motley crew that includes the neighborhood’s favorite ex-beverage salesman, “Juice” Terry.
In the world of Porno, however, even the cons are conned. Sick Boy and Renton jockey for top dog. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is on the loose. But it’s the hapless, drug-addled Spud who may be spreading the most trouble.
Porno is a novel about the Trainspotting crew ten years further down the line: still scheming, still scamming, still fighting for the first-class seats as the train careens at high velocity with derailment looming around the next corner.
How similar the movie will be to Porno remains to be seen. Boyle has said that it will be a “loose” adaptation of the book in the past.
T2: Trainspotting opens in UK cinemas on January 27th, and here in the States on February 3rd. It will then be released worldwide on February 10th.
First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal.
Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.
They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).
Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.