If there’s any Danny Boyle movie I’d personally want to see a sequel to, it’d be Sunshine, but the one most audiences have been clamoring for was a follow-up to Trainspotting, his 1996 feature about a group of self-destructive heroin users. With novelist Irvine Welsh having written Porno well over a decade ago — featuring the return of some of the original’s characters — it’s been rumored for a long time, but now we finally have confirmation that production has begun, featuring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle all returning.
“I think they were all worried about doing it for the wrong reasons and the test of that is partly the script, which I think they were all convinced by. You read scripts all the time, especially those guys, and they could see it’s a good script, and also, just the way we talked about it, how it would be set-up and shot,” Boyle told The Scotsman last year. “It’s not about trying to cash in on the original. It lives in the shadow of the original to a degree but in a really interesting way, which I can’t really tell you about.”
With a script by John Hodge and photography from Anthony Dod Mantle, check out the teaser below, which also reveals the release date and the official title of T2.
T2 will be released on January 27th, 2017 in the U.K. and on February 3rd in the U.S., where it will be called T2: Trainspotting.