With the release of T2: Trainspotting less than a month away now – on the other side of the pond, at least – the hugely anticipated sequel is moving along steadily with its promotional campaign, which continues today with some slick new Empire Magazine covers.
Each cover highlights one of the main characters, draped in orange, black and white, as they were on the original film’s poster. The first cover features Ewan McGregor’s Renton, the second Robert Carlyle as Begbie, the third Ewen Bremner as Spud, and the fourth sees Jonny Lee Miller as Simon aka “Sick Boy.”
In addition to these character-centric covers, Empire subscribers will also receive a special one designed by none other than Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop subject Mr. Brainwash. It features the four main characters in a street-art style cover resembling graffiti.
Drawing inspiration from Irvine Welsh’s novel sequel Porno, there are many questions still to be answered when it comes to the actual story of T2: Trainspotting, but at least based on early trailers, fans of the ’96 original can rest assured that neither Danny Boyle nor the core cast have lost their touch for electric drama.
Those in the UK can expect T2: Trainspotting to debut on January 7, before Danny Boyle’s follow-up makes the trip to North America for March 3. Sony’s recent reshuffling effort is to blame for that postponed US release, and it also affected Jumanji, Flatliners and even Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver.