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Trainspotting 2 has been filming on the streets of Edinburgh all summer – and now an exclusive trailer has been released for the long-awaited sequel to the cult 1996 film. Scroll down to watch it.
The teaser sees characters Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) standing above a train track, while Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life plays in the background.
Trainspotting 2 will be released on January 27, 2017.
McGregor said earlier this year that the script is “really, really, really good”.
The 44-year-old Scottish actor, who will reprise his role as Mark Renton in the film, said: “We haven’t started yet, we start shooting at the end of May. The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good.
“I think, if that had not happened, none of us would be into it. I think we’re all sort of somewhat protective of what Trainspotting means to people, and what it means to us.”
Carlyle – who will reprise his role as psycho Begbie – previously said he is “wary” of the new movie, but was also full of praise for John Hodge’s script, describing it as “one of the best scripts I’ve f**king read”.
“Yeah, we’ve already had a read-through of the script – we did that in the springtime,” said the 54-year-old. “You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this’, but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f**king read. I mean, EVER.”
Author Irvine Welsh recently revealed earlier this year that the sequel will be based on his 2002 novel Porno, but will not be exactly the same.
“We’ve had to evolve past that, because the actors would have been ten years older when Porno came out, and now they’re 20 years older,” said Welsh. “It has to take into account that reality,” the author said.