T2 also known as Trainspotting 2 is the sequel of the 1996 British movie based on a novel with the same name by Irvine Welsh. The first movie was considered by many to be one of the best British productions of all time. The sequel that will premiere in the cinemas at the beginning of 2017 seems to be just as spectacular.
With 20 years in the making, Trainspotting 2 is based on another novel of Irvine Welsh, Porno. The movie will bring back the characters that made the first film including Begbie, Sick Boy, Renton and Spud. From what we saw in the trailer and from previous interviews with both Welsh and movie director David Boyle the movie will be a more contemporary and fresh version of the book, the 2+ minutes of the T2 revealing modern themes like “revenge porn”, “slut shaming”, “zero hours contracts” and social media.
“It’s a book about transition out of the world of work. These characters are all from the industrial working class, being made redundant, being made socially irrelevant in Britain. Twenty, thirty years later it’s happening to the middle classes…we’re rationing out the dregs of capitalism to people. That’s why it resonates – people think ‘we’re in a dystopian future, what are we going to do?’ It’s quite hard to come to terms with and often, the answer is drugs” said Irvine Welsh in an interview with Dazed.
About the characters the author talked very little: “all at pretty different places in their life and have responded to the last twenty years in different ways.”
In Trainspotting 2 you will see again actors from the first movie like Ewan McGregor ( also known from movies like Moulin Rouge, American Pastoral, Angels & Demons), Ewen Bremner (Jack the Giant Slayer, The Devil You Know, Alien vs. Predator), Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Dark Shadows, Endgame), Kelly MacDonald (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Boardwalk Empire, State of Play) and Robert Carlyle ( Once Upon a Time, Stargate Universe, The Legend of Barney Thomson), James Cosmo (The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones, Troy), Shirley Henderson ( Bridget Jones’s Diary, I Really Hate My Job, Happy Valley) and even the novelist, Irvine Welsh.
T2 will premiere on January 27 in UK, February 2 in Australia, February 10 in the US.