Thursday, March 16, 2017

‘T2 Trainspotting’ Q&A with Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor: ‘This Better Not Be Shite’

At SXSW, director Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor joined Richard Linklater for a post-screening discussion to talk about the true meaning of the Trainspotting sequel.

To call Trainspotting a cult classic is a bit of an understatement. Danny Boyle’s 1996 black comedy about a group of heroin addicts going through life in Edinburgh not only received critical acclaim after its premiere at Cannes, but it went on to become the highest box office earner of the year among limited releases largely due to its ability to tap into the angst of British youth subculture of the 90s, as well as its honest and horrific depiction of heroin addiction.

So, when word came out that Boyle was working on a sequel and that it would feature all of the characters that fans fell in love with the first time around, like Spud, Begbie, Sick Boy, and, of course, Mark Renton, the excitement was palpable.

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