Saturday, December 12, 2015

Trainspotting: The Sequel is Coming Down the Tracks #SaturdayMatinee


Choose a sequel!

The movie that launched Ewan McGregor’s career in 1996 is getting its’ long awaited sequel. Not only will McGregor reprise his role as Renton, but director Danny Boyle and all the boys will be back as well.  


The film picks up the story twenty years down the line, and while screenwriter John Hodge won the BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for his adaptation of  Irvine Welsh’s novel it’s unclear whether he’ll stay true to the second tome which has Sick Boy trying to make a Porno. 


They’ll start shooting this coming spring 2016 which just so happens to be the 20th anniversary of the really remarkable Trainspotting. Which just so happens to be today’s Saturday Matinee. Whatever it is will have to go a long way to meet the shock factor of Trainspotting, so fresh, darkly funny and full of tragedy. 

An eye-opening look at Edingburgh’s junkie world in the late eighties with unforgettable scenes that include toilet diving and babies crawling on ceilings, I can’t imagine what comes next! Will it answer the big question as I would have liked it answered. Does Renton ‘choose life’? Does he stay clean? It’s really tough to imagine him finally and fully escaping from his habit even though his speech on choosing life became a mantra that made its way to a poster appearing on college dorm walls everywhere. You know what else is tough? Understanding the thick Scots accents of this must-see classic. Still, it’s worth it.



Have you seen it? This teaser trailer won’t spoil the story at all, but it does set the tone of what to expect. 



Or watch the full trailer for the BluRay/DVD on IMDB

Trainspotting starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner as Spud, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, Kevin McKidd as Tommy (tragic, tragic Tommy), Robert Carlyle as Begbie and Kelly McDonald as Diane is available to stream this Saturday afternoon —or any time of the day or week you want to call #SaturdayMatinee—on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, GooglePlay, Vudu and iTunes.


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