T2: Trainspotting 2 is an upcoming Scottish black comedy crime drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, based on the novel Porno and its characters created by Irvine Welsh. The film stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle. It is slated to release in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2017, followed by a United States release of 3 February 2017.
In January 2009, Danny Boyle had declared his wish to make a sequel to 1996’s film Trainspotting which would take place nine years after the original film, based on Irvine Welsh’s sequel, Porno. He was reportedly waiting until the original actors themselves aged visibly enough to portray the same characters, ravaged by time; Boyle joked that the natural vanity of actors would make it a long wait. Ewan McGregor stated in an interview that he would return for a sequel, saying “I’m totally up for it. I’d be so chuffed to be back on set with everybody and I think it would be an extraordinary experience.”.
In March 2013, Boyle said he wanted to make a sequel that would be loosely based on Porno which he had described as “not a great book in the way that Trainspotting, the original novel, is genuinely a masterpiece”. Boyle said that if the sequel happen 2016 would be the release.