Some sequels remain dormant and teased so endlessly, it becomes a boy-who-cried-wolf situation when they actually become realities. So it is with Danny Boyle’s sequel to 1996’s Trainspotting, which has been rumoured ever since the indie film took the world by storm twenty years ago.
By this point, it had become hard to believe Boyle’s assurances it would eventually happen, but a teaser trailer has just been released, marking it officially confirmed.
While the teaser has no new footage (as today marks the first day of filming for the sequel), it makes powerful use of clips and audio from the original film to remind audiences just how invigorating a shot of cinematic heroin the drug-fueled Trainspotting was.
Most crucially, it’s the first confirmation that original cast members Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle have all returned, despite several of them expressing a lack of interest in the past.
If the teaser is to believe, the sequel will go by the moniker T2 — not that surprising, since the title of Welsh’s literary sequel is the audience-unfriendly Porno.
Original screenwriter John Hodge is also back for the follow-up, which hits theatres in January 2017.
(Source: Sony Pictures)