John Boyega offers update on Attack The Block 2

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John Boyega has revealed that the writing of Attack The Block 2 is progressing nicely, as we await an official announcement. 

It’s been over a year now since it was announced that we’d be getting a sequel to the stellar 2011 sci-fi action flick,  Attack The Block. The film was directed and written by Joe Cornish and, despite not doing incredible numbers at the time of its release, has certainly found its audience in the years since, gaining cult status and sparking interest in a return to the world of Moses, Sam and a host of vicious and hungry aliens.

Cornish is currently writing the sequel, although this time around star John Boyega is part of the scripting process too. At the beginning of the month, Boyega posted an image of the script document – and now the actor has popped up to offer an update on the project, stating:

“This process has been fantastic. The story has actually been presented by myself and Joe Cornish. We’ve collaborated heavily on making a story that makes sense for Moses and the other characters, and the new characters that will be coming up in the sequel too. And then, also, there’s different perspectives in writing it, with Joe having his perspective and me having mine. London has changed so much, in so many different ways, over the years since the first movie. We’re just tryin’ to make sure we explore all of that, while bringing in a whole different vibe to that crazy ass first movie that we made.”

The film’s original production team are returning, including Edgar Wright, with Studiocanal and Film4 once again backing the project. Despite being a hugely fun watch, Attack The Block had much to say about Britain in 2011, raising deeper questions about urban decay and neglected communities and capturing the mood of a country that was reeling from events such as the summer riots. We can deduct from Boyega’s wider comments to Collider that the follow-up will also be set in London and will feature other returning characters as well as Moses, played of course by Boyega. We’ll bet that it will boast an equally subversive tone too.

Script work is apparently still underway but an official announcement shouldn’t be too far away.

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