watch the first teaser for 'trainspotting 2'

The original cast returns for director Danny Boyle’s 'T2.'

by Matthew Whitehouse
16 May 2016, 1:40pm

"Now what?" asks amoral trickster, Sick Boy, at the end of the first teaser for Danny Boyle's much anticipated Trainspotting sequel, T2. We still don't know to be honest, although it's probably going to be a lot more exciting than a walk across some heather-strewn moorland.

Released to mark the start of shooting in Edinburgh this month, the 45-second promo offers little clue as to what Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie are getting up to 20 years on from the first outing (it contains no new footage). What is does do, however, is confirm that, yes, the original 1996 movie still looks brilliant; yes, Iggy Pop's Lust For Life soundtrack still sounds thrilling; yes, what a healthy, informed, and democratic decision it was to reunite the cast with original director Danny Boyle.

You can read our hint-laden interview with Trainspotting's author Irvine Welsh here and, when you're done, choose life, choose a job, choose a career and choose to watch the new teaser, below.


Text Matthew Whitehouse

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