ODEON Magazine January 2017 - Page 21

PHOTOS: © 2016 SONY PICTURES RELEASING (UK), © REX FEATURES Look who’s back! Watch the trailer T2 Trainspotting TBC The boys are back in town! Older? Yes. Wiser? Definitely not! DIRECTOR Danny Boyle STARRING Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle “Choose life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, 27 JAN Instagram, and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently... Choose the ones you love. Choose your future. Choose life!” Twenty-one years after the brilliant, genre-defining Trainspotting, Renton and the boys are back for a sequel that’s every bit as filthy, funny and wildly entertaining as the beloved 1996 original. Infused with the same ingredients that made the first film so iconic – multilayered characters, outrageous PROFILE IRVINE WELSH Born in Leith, Edinburgh in 1957, Irvine Welsh is one of Scotland’s most admired novelists and playwrights. His most famous work remains his first novel: 1993’s Trainspotting. Written in Scots, Scottish English and British English, it’s made up of a series of stories about heroin users in Leith and was described by Rebel Inc. as “the best book ever written”. dialogue, hallucinogenic imagery, a soundtrack to die for – this fantastic follow-up also benefits from having all of the original cast in place (Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle), and director Danny Boyle, too. As for the plot, well, that’s very loosely based on Porno, Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel to Trainspotting. Set 20 years after the events of the original, it sees the gang – Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud – getting involved in the porn industry in a very unusual way. Welsh stated in an interview that he wasn’t interested in doing something that would “trash the legacy of Trainspotting”. Rest assured, that legacy is firmly intact. odeon.co.uk 21