|release date||July 29 2011|
|studio||Sony Screen Gems|
|starring||Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, Nick Frost|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
LONG: Attack The Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a housing estate into a SCI-FI PLAYGROUND. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And weapon wielding teenage thugs into heroes. Think ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 only with monsters and a tower block. Or LA HAINE crossed with ALIENS. It's inner city versus outer space.
Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she's robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She's saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, with they treat as their territory.
While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. THE ESTATE IS ABOUT TO BECOME A BATTLEGROUND. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block's, only hope.
If you live in the US, odds are that Joe Cornish’s name doesn’t mean much to you. Yet. Known for The Adam And Joe Show in the UK, as well as small roles in Edgar Wright’s Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, his script for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – which he co-wrote with Wright, along with the long-gestating Ant-Man – has yet to be appreciated by mainstream American audiences. His first directorial effort, however, is one the best theatrical experiences I’ve had in a long time. Mixing a kids-in-a-gang premise with an old-fashion standoff and incorporating fantastical creatures using rotoscoping techniques that would make Ralph Bakshi proud, Attack The Block will undoubtedly make you excited for ANYTHING he puts his name on in the future. …Read More