Ahead of its much-anticipated release in January next year, a brand new official teaser trailer has emerged for the Trainspotting sequel, and the first to feature new footage.

As the iconic opening music from the 1996 original film, Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, plays again, a train rumbles past to reveal the four original cast members – Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) - standing in a line on the station platform, in a throwback scene to the first movie.

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle in May 2016 shooting 'Trainspotting 2'

The 41-second clip, which appeared on The Guardian's website on Monday (July 25th) doesn’t contain all that much in the way of excitement and doesn’t give anything away, but it’s certainly heavy on nostalgia.

Earlier this year, a very short clip containing the film’s release date came out, but the footage was all recycled material from the 1996 original.

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Helmed by director Danny Boyle, for whom the first Trainspotting film made him an internationally famous name, filming commenced in Glasgow and Edinburgh in May this year, with principal photography having taken place in March.

T2: Trainspotting 2 is based on the sequel to Irvine Welsh’s novel ‘Trainspotting’, titled ‘Porno’, which was published in 2002. It will see the four infamous friends trying to make their mark in the pornography industry, with Sick Boy leading the charge and persuading his mates to get involved in order to fuel his crack habit. How the psychotic character of Begbie fits in is unclear, as he is still imprisoned at the start of the novel.

However, Boyle has promised that the new movie only borrows elements from ‘Porno’ and that a great deal of the plot will be unique to the film alone. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2015, he revealed the cast was “understandably worried” about damaging the reputation of the first movie and did “not want to let people down or to just be cashing in.”

T2 will be released in the UK on January 27th, 2017, and in the United States a week later.

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