Attack the Block 2 announced, John Boyega and Joe Cornish returning

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Director Joe Cornish and star John Boyega are to reunite for a sequel to the sci-fi sleeper hit Attack The Block.

A decade after the original film’s release, it has been announced that we’ll be getting a sequel to Attack The Block, Joe Cornish’s debut feature as director. The original Attack the Block, despite not doing incredible numbers at the time of its release, has found its audience in the years since, gaining cult status as evidenced by its almost continuous presence on one streaming platform or another.

Joe Cornish will return to direct and presumably write the project too, as he did with the first film. Where this leaves the recently-announced Starlight project that he’s also due to direct, the sci-fi drama based on the Mark Millar comic book, is unknown as yet.

John Boyega is also set to return to his breakthrough role as Moses, and had this to say about returning to the world of Attack The Block: “It’s been a decade since Attack the Block was released and so much has changed since then. I’m excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour.”

Boyega would, of course, go on to feature in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, with Attack The Block serving as a sci-fi primer for his move into A Galaxy Far, Far Away. Likewise, the original film also acted as a sci-fi springboard for Jodie Whittaker, who would go on to play The Doctor in Doctor Who, but it hasn’t yet been confirmed if she will be reprising the role of Sam.

The film’s original production team are returning, including Edgar Wright, with Studiocanal and Film4 once again backing the project. We’ll leave you with Cornish’s take on the announcement: “I’m thrilled we’re officially announcing our return to the world of Attack The Block on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can’t wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action.”

We can’t wait either! We’ll bring you more as we hear it.


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