Trainspotting 2 is Happening, Here’s Proof
They're baaaaack! Sony Pictures Releasing UK has just dropped the first teaser to announce that Trainspotting 2 begins shooting today. That's right, folks—director Danny Boyle and stars Ewen McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle are all coming back, as Renton, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, respectively.
While there's no new footage here, the fact that this film is happening, and they've graced us with a little taste of what made the original so fresh and exciting, is news enough. This is a film that launched a whole bunch of careers, and identified two certifiable superstars in McGregor and Boyle (the whole cast was really, really supberb, I mean, recall that Kelly Macdonald was in it!). Has there ever been a film that earned Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life" more than Trainspotting? No, there hasn't.
We can't wait for T2! It's supposedly going to be loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s 2002 novel "Porno", the followup to the Scottish author's 1993 book about those Edinburgh heroin addicts we learned to love so much.