It’s hard to follow up a cult classic.
That very challenge is being taken on right now according to recent reports that the sequel to the 1996 film Trainspotting will start production in May.
The new film will star original cast-members Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle. The creative masterminds behind the first film are also back with Danny Boyle directing and John Hodge taking on writing duties. The original 1996 film was based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name and the sequel will be based on his 2002 book, Porno.
Given the talents of longtime collaborators Boyle and Hodge, the subject matter of Welsh’s novel, and stellar casting, we can expect a debaucherous yet magical film. To get you even more excited we’ve curated five of the best scenes from the 1996 classic.
THE OPENING SCENE
Stunning visuals, a great song, in-your-face monologue, all the while introducing us to the group of misfits who comprise the core cast. A master-class in compelling openings if there ever was one.
THE WORST TOILET IN SCOTLAND
A magical realism moment of drug-induced depravity not for the faint-hearted or squeamish.
BEGBIE STARTS A BRAWL
One of the most hilariously bad-ass thugs in recent film history, Begbie’s insanity-laced bravado is on full display in this scene.
SPUD’S JOB INTERVIEW
Never mind the way this is shot (brilliant), Spud’s performance in this scene is ridiculously hilarious.
HOW TO QUIT HERION
Renton taking the audience through his methodology for quitting heroin. As we find out later, it’s not so straightforward.