‘T2 Trainspotting’ International Trailer Asks You to “Choose Life” Again

     November 3, 2016

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Sony has released the first full T2 Trainspotting international trailer. Danny Boyle’s sequel reunites Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle), and while they’re no longer addicted to heroin, it seems that their lives haven’t gotten any easier.

While this trailer is short on plot details (the movie is based on Irvine Welsh‘s follow-up novel Porno), it still carries the attitude of the original movie, and I’m excited to see how it compares to Boyle’s 1996 breakthrough picture. The director has grown by leaps and bounds in the decades since, going on to win an Oscar and direct acclaimed pictures such as Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, and 127 Hours. It will also be interesting to see how the performances compare to the ones from twenty years ago. Admittedly, we’ve been burned by sequels that came too long after the original, but I think the long passage of time could really work in T2’s favor, especially when you consider how distinctive and unique the original was.

Check out the T2 Trainspotting trailer below. The film also stars Kelly Macdonald. T2 Trainspotting opens in the U.K. on January 27, 2017, and it will open in the U.S. in limited release on March 3rd before going wide on March 10th.

Here’s the official synopsis for T2 Trainspotting:

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal.

 

Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

 

They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

 

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.

Also, for reference, here’s Renton’s famous “Choose Life” speech from the original:

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