We’re two decades down the line from Danny Boyle’s seminal Trainspotting, and we’ve never been more grateful for the current filmmaking trend of revisiting old flames. Boyle returns with the original cast for Trainspotting 2, a follow up which may well be our most eagerly anticipated film of next year.
Ewan McGregor is back as Renton, and his return to the fold following the theft of the £16,000 profits from a drug deal twenty years ago kickstarts the next film. The first trailer gave us some amazing visuals and a few beautiful echoes of the original film. This new trailer offers a few new moments from the film, noticeably from what we assume is the early part of the film, when the old gang reassemble and deal, violently, with the repercussions of Renton’s robbery.
Ewen Bremner looks the part as the permanently confused Spud, whose fashion sense has remained as arrested as his development. Bremner does pull off the child abandoned at a fairground look particularly well. Johnny Lee Miller’s bleach-blonde Sick Boy looks to have betrayed the promise he showed in the first film; capable, it seemed, of anything, and that he was just hanging around with the druggies until something better came along.
Begbie is, well… like Begbie. Robert Carlyle has maintained the addled roar we came to love (or fear) Begbie for, and he uses it again in the new trailer.
Ewan McGregor on returning for Trainspotting 2
The film enters UK cinemas on the 27th of January, 2017. Here’s the new trailer and, if you so choose, you can scroll down for the poster and images.
Trainspotting 2 Movie Trailer
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.