Twenty years after the release of Danny Boyle's 1996 Trainspotting, his motley heroin-addicted crew is back for the sequel.
Today, Sony released the first official teaser trailer for the long-awaited Trainspotting 2 (T2) and the short teaser is a straight-up hit of nostalgia. Check out the teaser for Trainspotting 2 below:
Unfortunately, this promo is still holding back any new footage, but its reflection on the events and characters of the first film have certainly piqued my interests. It confirms the return of veteran cast members Ewan McGregor (Mark Renton), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy) and Robert Carlyle (Begbie).
This gilmpse might not have shown us anything new, but we can still get a taste of what we can expect from the sequel.
Earlier this month, photos from the set made their way to Twitter showing the cast — all of whom are now well over 40 — looking slightly worse for the wear while filming in Edinburgh. Trainspotting 2 is based on the follow-up novel by Irvine Welsh, Porno.
Although Boyle noted that the cast had at first been hesitant to reprise their cult classic roles, in an interview with Collider McGregor claimed the quality of the script was enough to quell his fears:
"The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good. I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it. I think we’re all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us. None of us want to make a poor sequel to it. So had we not been presented with the most extraordinary script, which we were, I think we wouldn’t be making the sequel. But because we were, we are."
If it was enough to talk the entire cast into coming back, it sounds like T2 will be well worth keeping an eye on.
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting 2 will be released on January 27, 2017.