That long-in-the-making “Trainspotting” sequel you’ve heard so much will soon be a reality, and now there’s an international trailer to prove it. What’s more, “T2: Trainspotting” (not to be confused with “T2: Judgment Day”) reunites director Danny Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge with the entire main cast of their 1996 sleeper hit. Watch the trailer below.
“What you been up to…for 20 years?” Mark (Ewan McGregor) is asked by Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) as it opens, a self-reflexive acknowledgement of how long viewers have been waiting for this. “T2” is based on “Porno,” novelist Irvine Welsh’s 2002 sequel to “Trainspotting”; unlike the book, it takes place two decades later rather than a mere nine years. Ewen Bremner, Kelly Macdonald, Robert Carlyle, James Cosmo and Shirley Henderson are all slated to appear in “T2” as well.
“Trainspotting” launched the careers of just about everyone involved, most notably Boyle (who won an Academy Award for directing “Slumdog Millionaire”) and McGregor. “T2” opens in the UK on January 27 and in the United States on February 3.