“So what have you been up to for the past twenty years?”

The follow-up to Irvine Welsh’s 1996 cult classic Trainspotting hits UK cinemas on January 27 and you can glimpse what you’re in for with the new trailer, which has just landed today.

The sequel, once again directed by Danny Boyle, is loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s novel Porno and reunites all four surviving characters from the 1996 original, including Renton (Ewan McGregor), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Spud (Ewen Bremner).

The short clip offers a modern take on the classic voiceover (‘Trainspotting’ by John Hodge) that opens up the film, weaving in contemporaneous references like Twitter, “zero hour contracts”, “revenge porn” and “slut shaming.” The familiar tones of ‘Born Slippy’ by Underworld set the scene, while Wolf Alice’s 2015 song ‘Silk’ soundtracks the second half of the trailer – watch it below.



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