Next year, the original cast and director of the 1996 film Trainspotting will reunite on-screen for T2 Trainspotting, with the film’s first trailer surfacing Thursday.
In an homage to the original, a voiceover declares, “choose life,” before providing a modern twist: “Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.” Time may have passed, but little else in the Trainspotting world seems to have changed: the clip is full of drug use, sex, mayhem and Underworld’s “Born Slippy,” all of which were central to the first movie’s appeal.
T2 is based on author Irvine Welsh’s book Porno, his sequel to the Trainspotting novel. While Porno is set a decade after the original action, T2 sticks closer to the real-life timeline, bringing the characters together 20 years later. John Hodge, who penned the original film, and director Danny Boyle both return for the sequel.
“It’s one of the best scripts I’ve fucking read,” Robert Carlyle, who plays Begbie in the movie, told NME last year. “This film is going to be quite emotional for people …You are going to be thinking, ‘fuck. What have I done with my life?’ Have these four characters changed? Have they remained the same? Have they fucked it up completely? Have they achieved anything? And of course the audience are going to be asking themselves exactly the same questions.”
T2 hits screens March 3rd in the U.S.