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Watch First Full Trailer for “Trainspotting 2,” Soundtracked by Underworld and Wolf Alice

Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle Return on February 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2016 Danny Boyle
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Trainspotting 2 (or T2 Trainspotting as they seem to be calling it), the long-awaited sequel to the beloved Scottish cult classic from 1996, started shooting back in May and in July we were treated to a new teaser trailer that didn’t show much footage from the movie, beyond the main original cast (Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewen Bremner) standing on a rural train platform, in reference to an iconic shot in the original film. But finally here’s the first full trailer for the movie. It features McGregor’s Mark Renton delivering an updated version of the first film’s famous “Choose Life” speech over top of footage from the movie and soundtracked by Underworld‘s “Born Slippy,” an iconic track from the first movie’s soundtrack that also played behind the original “Choose Life” speech. The second part of the trailer is cut to Wolf Alice‘s “Silk,” a song from their excellent 2015-released debut album, My Love Is Cool. Watch below.

Director Danny Boyle and writer John Hodge have both returned as well. The U.K. release date is January 27, 2017 and the U.S. one is February 3, 2017. The film takes place 20 years after Trainspotting and also sees the return of original cast members Kelly MacDonald and Shirley Henderson. All the main cast has gone onto to successful careers since the first movie, with McGregor in particular starring in various big Hollywood movies, such as the Star Wars prequels, and Carlyle and Miller currently starring in American network TV shows (Once Upon a Time and Elementary). Boyle won a Best Director Oscar for 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, which also won Best Picture.


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