It’s not long now before the very belated sequel to the brilliant Trainspotting hits cinema, so it’s no surprise that two tiny featurettes have just been released focusing on two of the main characters and revealing a bit of how their lives went after Renton vowed to choose life over drugs.
First we have Ewan McGregoer revealing a few things, such as that Renton moved to Holland with that cash and became addicted to endorphins.
And then we have Ewan Bremmer talking about Spud, who, unlike Renton, hasn’t given up his old life style at all, though Renton is helping him to get clean.
Screenwriter Irvine Welsh, whose script apparently differs a great deal from his book sequel, has said of the sequel:
“In some ways, I think it’s a better movie… They have become such iconic characters and this is going to cement that status even more.”
Those are brave words, considering what an impact the first film made, especially in the UK, and just how bloody good it was!
Anyway, we don’t have long to wait now before T2 Trainspotting is out in cinemas: January 27, 2017 in the UK and February 3 in the US. It’s directed by Danny Boyle, is written by Irvine Welsh, and stars Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewan Bremmer and Shirley Henderson.
Oh, and this won’t surprise anyone….but there’s talk of a TV spin-off too.