Danny Boyle

'Trainspotting 2' trailer shows the gang up to its not-quite-identical tricks

'Trainspotting 2' trailer shows the gang up to its not-quite-identical tricks

There are movies you know will get sequels. There are movies you expect will get sequels. There are movies you wonder might get sequels.

Then there's "Trainspotting."

Danny Boyle's heroin-not-so-chic, young-Scots-adrift tale was a classic in 1996, at once exoticizing and sympathizing with its working-class heroes. Based on Irvine Welsh's 1993 book, it was so singularly of its time — so singularly of its director's time (Boyle's second film, before anything Hollywood) — that returning to it seems less a head-scratcher than an impossibility.

But Welsh in fact did just that himself, publishing the follow-up "Porno" in 2002. The...

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