London, May 18 (IANS) Danny Boyle’s “T2: Trainspotting”, the sequel of his 1996 film “Trainspotting”, is set to release in Britain on January 27 next year.
The film will open in the US on February 3 in select theatres with a wide release on February 10, reports variety.com.
Shooting began in Edinburgh on Monday with Boyle, who also directed the original. Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle will reprise the roles of Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie, respectively.
The sequel, based on characters created by Irvine Welsh, also reunites Boyle with screenwriter John Hodge and all of the principal cast of the 1996 film.
Producers are Andrew Macdonald, Boyle, Christian Colson and Bernie Bellew through Figment Films, Decibel Films and Cloud Eight Films.
Sony said last year that it planned to release the film in 2017 to mark the 21st birthday of the original film.
Based on the novel of the same name by Welsh, the original Hodge screenplay received an Academy Award nomination. The story, set in the late 1980s, follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh.