Trainspotting was one of the defining movies of the 1990s. Riding on the twin, hip waves of chart-topping brit pop and guys-talking-smack (pun intended), it helped shape '90s cinema — arguably '90s culture - and catapulted Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle to stardom. (Sorry, Spud.) Now, the whole gang is back for the sequel; T2 Trainspotting. Here is the official trailer.
The original Trainspotting hit theatres all the way back in 1996. (Christ, that makes me feel old.) Based on the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh, the film was a surprise hit that somehow made heroin addiction and junkie lifestyles palatable.
Two decades later and we're finally getting a sequel. You can watch the trailer above, but be mindful if you're viewing at work: it has some blink-and-you'll-miss-it rude bits.
Here's the official spiel from Sony Pictures:
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.
Director Danny Boyle reunites the original cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle.
It's worth noting that this sequel is not a straight adaptation of Irvine Welsh'sTrainspotting followup Porno (which was a bit shite).