One of the best movies of the year is easily Joe Cornish’s sci-fi horror Attack the Block (review), which followed a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
This afternoon IFC posted an interview with Cornish who revealed that an American remake and television series spin-off are been discussed, and also gave the first details about one of the ideas around an Attack the Block sequel. Could a franchise be in the works? Just to make this happen I’d carry a rotting alien corpse around on my back…
Newcomer star John Boyega, who plays the teenage group leader and chief monster-killer Moses, is also the leader of ideas: “He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in ‘Attack the Block’ was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament,” said Cornish to press. “He had an image of Moses on a police horse. So he’s on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens.” READ MORE
Sony Pictures is starting slow with the release of Joe Cornish’s widely beloved UK horror Attack the Block, opening it only 8 theaters before hopefully expanding over the next few weeks. You’ll find a list of the initial theaters below.
In addition, by clicking here you’ll find a trio of clips, with our video interview and trailers from the flick that follows a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
But in the end we just want to know what YOU think of the movie. So head on over to our review page and write your own to tell all of Bloody what you thought.
A 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.
Finally arriving in theaters tomorrow is Sony Pictures’ Attack the Block (review), the widely hyped sci-fi horror film from the producers of Shaun of the Dead.
Described as an ’80s Amblin horror film, the violent pic follows “a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.”
Gearing up for tomorrows release, Bloody Disgusting Chris Eggertsen caught up with UK director Joe Cornish in the following exclusive video interview. Check back here tomorrow to write your own review and tell all of Bloody what YOU thought! READ MORE
David Harley was among the first ever to see Joe Cornish’s UK sci-fi horror flick Attack the Block, which preemed to a huge response at this past March’s SXSW Film Festival. Since then, Sony has been hosting tons of word of mouth screenings in a strong display of confidence for the Joe Cornish-directed sci-fi horror. It’ll open in theaters this coming Friday.
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, the flick that follows a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack. Buzz has been incredibly strong.
He was the 17-year-old kid plucked from obscurity to carry Joe Cornish’s ghetto alien invasion flick Attack The Block (review). A year older and a little wiser, rising star John Boyega talked all thing Attack The Block with Bloody Disgusting at Comic-Con over the weekend.
Attack The Block follows a teen gang in South London as they try to defend their block from an alien invasion. Written and directed by Joe Cornish, with Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Hot Fuzz, Shaun Of The Dead) onboard as executive producer, the genre flick is shaping up to be one of the indie hits of the year. Applauded by critics and audiences alike, Boyega has emerged as one of the film’s breakout stars for his stoic portrayal of gang leader Moses. Below, he talks horror, Hollywood and the pressure to be Bruce Willis.
Kicking off the San Diego Comic-Con hype, Screen Gems is hoping to gain hundreds of thousands of eyeballs for their forthcoming sci-fi horror Attack the Block (review), which opens in theaters next Friday.
This morning the studio unleashed the final official trailer, along with an exclusive clip from Joe Cornish’s pic that follows a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
Since its premiere at SXSW, Attack the Block has been embraced by the online community with a string of free screenings and raving reviews. To say the flick is good is an understatement. Watch the new footage inside and don’t miss one of the best movies this summer next weekend.
Word of mouth has been nothing short of great since Attack The Block (review) debuted at SXSW earlier this year. I was lucky enough to catch it again with Tex Massacre last month when stateside distributor Screen Gems screened it in 25 cities to get more buzz, and it holds up remarkably well the second time around. Looks like “Fan Appreciation Night” went over like gangbusters because the film has just gotten a July 29 release date, which will put it up against Cowboys and Aliens at the box office.
In the film “a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.”
Today, a new poster emerged for Joe Cornish’s fantastic Attack The Block (review), giving us a small taste of the incredible rotoscoping effects used for the creatures. It kind of reminds me of the newest DVD and Blu-ray cover art for The Relic…
Check out the brand spanking new poster beyond the break. Attack The Block follows a gang of South London teenagers as they defend their housing project home against an alien attack.
The film, which is receiving rave reviews, premiered at the March SXSW Film Festival and will open in the UK on May 11. READ MORE
In the four years I’ve been going to SXSW, I have never seen a film blow up quite the way Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block (review) has. This is a flick that was so much fun, it had attendees watching it again and again, filling the theatre to capacity EVERY SINGLE TIME it played despite the mind-blowing amount of other new films there were to explore. And then there was the LA screening…
Today a new trailer dropped, showcasing the great score by Basement Jaxx. With its UK theatrical debut on the horizon, hopefully Screen Gems will follow suit sooner rather than later.
In the flick, a gang of South London teenagers defending their housing project home against an alien attack.
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen an indie genre film get this much hype. The difference is that people have actually seen Joe Cornish’s UK Attack the Block, and have since raved about it (our own David Harley caught it at SXSW where it won the “Midnight Feature Audience Award”; read his review). Even horror icon Eli Roth spent the past two days sticking on the topic via his personal Twitter. I personally have yet to see a negative reaction.
The hype is real…
Sony Screen Gems, known for mediocre PG-13 thrillers, has acquired it. Could this be the start of something new? Let’s hope so!
Attack The Block pits a gang of South London inner city youths against marauding aliens. Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter and Nick Frost star. Popular Shaun of the Dead star Edgar Wright served as executive producer.