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In infamous toilet scene, the baby crawling on the ceiling, when Spud shat the bed, the brilliant opening scene with Ewan McGregor sprinting down Edinburgh’s Prince Street while narrating Irvine Welsh’s “Choose” passage, and Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” thumps in the background. If you haven’t seen Trainspotting yet, then I’m afraid you’ll simply have to. If you have, and the aforementioned has brought back fond yet disturbing memories of Danny Boyle’s cult classic (and arguably his pièce de résistance… well, his currently released pièce de résistance), then you may have had some apprehension over the announcement of the film’s sequel.


Well worry no more, as the recently released official trailer for the appropriately titled T2 – or Trainspotting 2 – will eradicate any doubts you may have had – those doubts being the conditioned reaction whenever a sequel is announced all thanks to the nature of the movie industry. It seems Boyle has put the effort in to making a follow-up to an already amazing movie even better than the last, a massive challenge we’re sure, and if the trailer is any indication to go by, then we might have actually pulled it off. The first piece of good news (which we saw from the previously released teaser) is that the sequel features the original main cast and characters: Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and of course Spud (Ewen Bremner). A little side fun fact for you, Ewen Bremner actually originally played the character Mark Renton in the stage adaptation before Boyle’s film version was made, however McGregor seemed the better fit for Renton when it came down to the film’s casting.

The first piece of good news is that the sequel features the original main cast and characters.

20 years on, and the gang are back at it with their insane antics, and seemingly a whole bunch more with many familiar faces to ensure we’re thrown right back into Trainspotting’s universe. With an obvious upgrade in the production, T2 might very well be the more anticipated sequel ever (to us at least), so you’ll most probably be bumping in to us at the cinema once the film releases on 27 January 2017, as we’ll definitely be re-watching this on the big screen at least a dozen times if not more. Check out the trailer for T2 above, and just to remind yourselves, watch the trailer for the original Trainspotting below (which should serve as more than enough of a reason for those that haven’t seen the original yet to drop whatever they’re doing and watch it now).

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