VIDEO - Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

Actors Ewan McGregor (front) and Ewan Bremner (behind) running through the streets of Edinburgh where scenes for the new Trainspotting 2 is being filmed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 13, 2016. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Actors Ewan McGregor (front) and Ewan Bremner (behind) running through the streets of Edinburgh where scenes for the new Trainspotting 2 is being filmed. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday July 13, 2016. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released - watch it below.

Loosely based on Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh’s novel ‘Porno’, ‘Trainspotting 2’ - or ‘T2’ as it’s billed - is set to be released on January 27, and will see the original cast of the 1996 movie, including stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller, team up again with director Danny Boyle.

The trailer features all the main characters from the first film (Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy, Spud and Diane), with a modern update of the first film’s classic voiceover: “Choose life, choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares.”

The trailer starts with Underworld’s Born Slippy, which featured in the first movie, while young British band Wolf Alice’s track Silk soundtracks the second part of the trailer.

Scottish actor McGregor, who reprises his roles as Renton in the film, said earlier this year that the script is “really, really, really good.”