Trainspotting, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Edinburgh-set novel, was released in 1996. It was one of the most influential films of its time, making the careers of director Danny Boyle and cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle.
Now a followup has started shooting, reuniting the principal cast and director (with the notable exception of Kevin McKidd, whose character Tommy died in the first film).
“It’s been 20 years since we met these characters and John Hodge’s screenplay brilliantly explores what’s happened to them—and to us—in the intervening years,” said Boyle.
“‘Trainspotting’ was a seminal movie for me,” Tristar’s Hannah Minghella said. “Like almost everyone my age, I had the ‘Choose Life’ poster on my university dorm room wall. I have wanted to work with Danny ever since, so the opportunity to collaborate on the sequel is truly a dream come true.”
Trainspotting 2 (or T2, as it appears to have been retitled) is due for release on 27 January 2017.