‘Trainspotting’ sequel gets official release date

Long-awaited follow up

The sequel to Trainspotting has an official release date and begins filming today (May 16).

The film will see the original cast, including Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle, reunite with director Danny Boyle. Fans in Edinburgh spotted Ewan Bremner filming scenes as Spud last week, though an announcement from Sony states that work on the film begins this morning.

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A video teaser, comprised of footage from the 1996 original, states that the sequel will be released on January 27, 2017.

Author Irvine Welsh recently revealed that the sequel will see his much-loved characters Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud find a “very innovative” way to get involved in the world of pornography.

The sequel will be based on Welsh’s 2002 novel Porno but will not be exactly the same, the author has explained. “We’ve had to evolve past that, because the actors would have been ten years older when Porno came out, and now they’re 20 years older. It has to take into account that reality,” the author said recently.