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The first official trailer has been released for the long-awaited sequel to cult film Trainspotting – and it looks fucking awesome.
The film, titled T2: Trainspotting, is loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s book Porno, set 10 years after the events of Trainspotting. However, T2 will be set 20 years after the first film.
It will see the original cast of the 1996 movie, including stars Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, team up again with director Danny Boyle, NME reports, and will be released on January 27, 2017 in the UK and February 3 in the U.S.
The trailer sees all the main original characters – Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, Begbie and Diane – reunite, with a modern update of the first film’s classic voiceover: “Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.”
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.
Now that we have the full trailer though, we can see just how amazing the film is set to be.
Unfortunately, we have to wait until January 27th to see the rest of it. Until then, this kickass trailer will have to do.