New Trainspotting sequel trailer released

T2 reunites the surviving four characters from Danny Boyle’s 1996 film and looks at what has happened to them 20 years on

Five things we learned from the T2 trailer

A new trailer for Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting has been released.

The film, titled T2: Trainspotting, is loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s book Porno, set 10 years after the events of Trainspotting. T2, however, will be set 20 years after the first film.

It will star four of the five main stars of the 1996 film: Ewan McGregor as Renton, Robert Carlyle as Begbie, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy and Ewen Bremner as Spud. Kevin McKidd’s character, Tommy, died in the original film.

In an interview with Vice, Irvine Welsh said T2 is “very much telling a story about Edinburgh as it currently is. The main element to the story is basically Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud getting back together again, and it tells the story of them getting involved in the vice industry in a very innovative way.”

Until now, the only sight of T2 had come from a teaser trailer, released in July. It depicted the characters standing on a train platform, soundtracked by Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life.

T2: Trainspotting is scheduled for release on 27 January in the UK, 2 February in Australia and 3 February in the US.

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