Trainspotting 2 Video: Spud Tries Out A New Addiction

T2: Trainspotting

Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, Trainspotting was adapted by filmmaker Danny Boyle in 1996 to much acclaim and controversy. Though the film – in which Ewan McGregor delivered a breakthrough performance as the heroin addicted Mark Renton isn’t Boyle’s most financially or even critically successful work, it did achieve a cult status that resonated with the zeitgeist of the late 1990s. Even today, the film holds up surprisingly well, feeling every bit as gritty and disturbing as it did in 1996.

It’s been 15 years since Welsh wrote the sequel to Trainspotting; an equally dark and hilarious work called Porno – but despite the success of the book, Boyle has waited until now to adapt the story, which has been retitled T2 Trainspotting. As the film deals first with what Renton has been doing since we last saw him in Trainspotting, it makes sense that …

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