The lads from Danny Boyle’s 1996 drug-induced black comedy are back for T2: Trainspotting. The original film was noted for its heroin use and abuse, but in this trailer, they mention an unknown substance made inside someone’s kitchen. Looks like the boys are cooking up more trouble!
The original cast is reuniting after two decades to pick up with the same hilarious and dramatic madness which made the first film such a cult hit. Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle are all returning to the fold, back to Scotland for more self-destruction, danger, drugs, sex and regret.
“Choose life. Choose FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and hope that someone, somewhere cares,” says the narrative voice of Ewan McGregor’s character, Mark “Rent Boy” Renton, as the film’s famous, trademark song “Born Slippy” by Underworld plays for all to hear. Mark has returned home and falls back in with the crowd that made the first film appear so lively. He’s back with Spud (Bremner), Sickboy (Miller), and Begbie (Carlyle), and we can only guess the craziness that results from this wild combination. It looks like that mad-hatter Begbie is back in action! Look out, folks!
This film is sure to be filled with thrills, drama, laughs, and chaos. But did you know that all this madness originally came from a book? T2: Trainspotting is based on Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno, which is a sequel to his first book Trainspotting, which was also the title of the first film. This wouldn’t be the first time something crazy came from a book. But this is good crazy. I like it!
T2: Trainspotting will be initially theatrically released in the United Kingdom in a couple of months, specifically January 27th, 2017. And we won’t be able to see this film in theaters in the United States until at least February 3.
But that’s enough yip-yap from me. I’ll post the trailer for this film below. And watch all the madness as it ensues. Now, it’s time for some T2: Trainspotting.