Some movies celebrate their tenth anniversary with a re-release or Blu-ray special edition, but Attack The Block has marked being a decade old by announcing an unexpected sequel. John Boyega is returning to the role that helped launch his blockbuster career and reuniting with writer/director Joe Cornish.
The original movie hit cinemas in 2011 with a South London council estate being the unlikely backdrop for alien invaders. Also starring Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost, Attack The Block quickly garnered a cult following and has continued to do so over the years. Speaking about returning to the role of Moses after ten years, here's what John Boyega had to say;
“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.”
Joe Cornish added;
“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.”
Since Attack The Block was released, we've only had one other movie from Cornish with The Kid Who Would Be King back in 2019. He's been attached to plenty of high-profile projects over the years, with an adaptation of the book Snow Crash, and just last month, he was confirmed to be directing a movie version of Mark Millar's Starlight. Cornish has come a long way since his early days making comedy with Adam Buxton, and he still reunites with his old chum for a festive podcast special every year.
There is currently no word yet on when Attack The Block 2 will start production or arrive in cinemas, but we'll be sure to keep you posted.