'T2: Trainspotting' News & Update: Brings Back The Original Characters; What Brings Them Back Together?

By Carrie Winters - 20 Mar '17 18:53PM
  • 'T2: Trainspotting'
  • (Photo : Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) “Trainspotting” is set to have a sequel and is to bring back the original characters from the film. The film is coming back 21 years after the original one.

A sequel to Trainspotting is set to be aired. The film first came out in 1996 and is returning 21 years after the original one. And it seems that the original characters will be back.

According to a report, "T2: Trainspotting" will be set 21 years after the original film. It will bring back the same characters from the first one. Ewan McGregor is back in the sequel as Mark Renton. They are now in their middle ages and are all struggling with their marriages with wives and kids.

Aside from McGregor, Robert Carlyle will also return as Begbie in "T2: Trainspotting." Additionally, Ewen Bremmer returns as Spud and Johnny Lee miller is Sick Boy. The original film was out in 1996 and was about these characters as heroin addicts.

A report indicated that "Trainspotting" has been adapted from Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh. Director Danny Boyle shared that right after published his novel titled "Porno," the team wanted to adapt it as a sequel to "Trainspotting" ten years ago. Boyle noted that they did not do the sequel for "Trainspotting" then since it was not good enough. He added that there were not enough reasons for the film to return to the characters. Apparently, this time is the right time for the sequel to return.

"T2: Trainspotting" is hinted to follow the events from the original film. It can be recalled that the original film ended badly for the characters. They are all scattered in Europe and are looking for their place in society. As each of them live their lives, a circumstance will eventually bring them back together.

Renton has been the one that betrayed the team and brought with him all the money that they had. Renton is now back at Edinburgh in "T2: Trainspotting." This is the first time that he is back in the place since they parted ways.

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