'Trainspotting 2' Trailer Updates Ewan McGregor's Choices & Music
The first Trainspotting 2 international trailer previews the hotly anticipated onscreen reunion of Ewan McGregor, Johnny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner.
"Choose life," narrates McGregor, in signature Trainspotting fashion. But they've been updated for the digital age. "Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose looking up old flames and wishing you'd done it differently. And choose watching history repeat itself."
Officially titled T2: Trainspotting, Danny Boyle's sequel checks in on former heroin addict Mark "Rent" Renton (McGregor) after 20 years as he reconnects with his former drug pals: Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. The movie will borrow elements from author Irvine Welsh's follow-up book, Porno, which is set 10 years after the original, but will, according to Boyle, be its "own thing."
Trainspotting's John Hodge returned to pen the follow-up. Producing the new movie will be Andrew Macdonald, Boyle, Christian Colson and Bernie Bellew through Figment Films, Decibel Films and Cloud Eight Films. Film4 is also involved.
T2: Trainspotting hits limited theaters on March 3 before going wide on March 10.
Although the track list for the soundtrack has yet to be released, the trailer features "Born Slippy" by Underworld from Vol. 2 of the first soundtrack and "Silk" by Wolf Alice from the band's 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool. The first trailer for Trainspotting 2 included "Lust for Life," performed by Iggy Pop and co-written by David Bowie, which was prominently featured in the original movie.
The soundtrack for the first movie featured a number of popular subculture artists, including Pop, New Order, Sleeper and Lou Reed. With a band like Wolf Alice in the sequel's trailer, one can only hope this soundtrack aims to include other up-and-coming alternative artists of today.
This article originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.