“Choose life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and hope that someone, somewhere, cares. Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently. And choose watching history repeat itself. Choose your future. Choose reality TV, slut-shaming, revenge porn. Choose a zero-hour contract, a two-hour journey to work, and the same for your kids, only worse. And smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen, and then, take a deep breath.”
A “choose life” monologue from Ewan McGregor can only mean one thing. The first full trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting followup — T2: Trainspotting — is here. We’ve been anticipating this one for awhile, and we already saw a teaser this summer and learned the five principal cast members — Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald, Robert Carlyle, and Ewan Bremner — were coming back.
In T2: Trainspotting — set 20 years after Boyle’s 1996 cult hit and based on Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel, Porno — the whole gang is reunited long after Renton (Ewan McGregor) betrayed them. Some of them are ready to reconcile; others less so. Did you really think Begbie would be the forgiving type?