The wait is almost over. First full-length trailer for Trainspotting 2 is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited.
Paying homage to the trailer for the original movie from 1996, it features the iconic ”Choose life” speech with a modern twist.
1996: Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a big television.
Watch the 1996 trailer below…
So what you’ve been up to for 20 years?
2016: Choose Life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.
Choose your future. Choose reality TV. Choose slut shaming, revenge porn. Choose a zero-hour contract, a two-hour journey to work and choose the same for your kids, only worse, and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen.
Watch the 2016 trailer below…
Even though it’s clear a lot has changed in the world of technology, it seems like a lot less has changed in the lives of the main characters. The trailer is filled with drugs, sex, more drugs, and the main characters seem to be up to no good.
Danny Boyle, the director, hasn’t revealed much about what the sequel is actually about, however, we know that Trainspotting 2 is loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s sequel to the Trainspotting novel called Porno. Even thought the sequel is set a decade after the first book, the film sequel marks 20 years after the first film was released.
T2 is once again set in Edinburgh and all familiar faces are expected to return. Ewan McGregor is going to reprise his role as Mark Renton, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, Ewen Bremner as Daniel ”Spud” Murphy and Robert Carlyle as ”Begbie”.
The plot of the film is teased in the trailer description: ”Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. 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.”
Robert Carlyle (Begbie) told NME: “This film is going to be quite emotional for people …You are going to be thinking, ‘f*ck. What have I done with my life?’ Have these four characters changed? Have they remained the same? Have they f*cked it up completely? Have they achieved anything? And of course the audience are going to be asking themselves exactly the same questions.”
The follow-up of the tale of Edinburgh heroin addicts is expected to hit theatres on January 27, 2017 in the UK and February 3 in the USA. Let’s hope the new soundtrack is as good as the one from 1996!