The long-awaited sequel to the 1996 Scottish classic “Trainspotting” is coming back to its roots as the world premiere is set to take place in Edinburgh later this month (January 22nd). The black comedy film, directed by Danny Boyle, sees Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) return to Scotland after 20 years to rebuild his friendships with Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), while also avoiding Franco (Robert Carlyle) who has just been released from prison.
The original film which was released 21 years ago followed the aforementioned characters when they were heroin addicts and and it explored Edinburgh’s urban poverty during the 1990s. It is also based on the book of the same title written by Irvine Welsh. T2 is based on Irvine Welsh’s book Porno.
The world premiere is to be held in Cineworld, Fountain Park in Edinburgh and all of the cast are expected to attend, arriving for the photographs and interviews at around 5pm, before the film begins at 6:30pm.
The cast and crew of Trainspotting 2 were seen filming on location in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh and other places around the country in 2016. For example, Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner were seen sprinting from a shop on Princes Street which was paying homage to the original opening sequence of Trainspotting.
T2 Trainspotting is set for release on January 27th in UK cinemas.