I’ve whored out Attack the Block quite a few times here on NB. And why not? It’s a fresh, original flick about foul mouthed teens kickin’ alien butt. I enjoyed it and I’ll give it a rub and a tug every chance I get. Suffice to say, it’s in my “go-to” movie pile and on high in the totem pole of flicks I suggest to friends. Now, where do I stand on an American remake, sequel or possible TV series? Well, I’ll give any remake the goatsie, no question there. I am however, all for a further telling of the story by whatever means.
During an interview with IFC at New York Comic Con director Joe Cornish talk about these possibilities.
Here shared what ideas Attack the Block star John Boyega had to for the sequel:
“[He] keeps coming up with amazing 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.”
“No, his image was even better,” Cornish continued. “He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots…somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he’s on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it’s really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do.”
Cornish went on to say what a sequel would look like and talked about the possibility of other adaptations:
“We’ve had approaches for a remake and a sequel. We’ve had approaches for a TV show to spin off it. But it’s very early days, you know. So it’s not out of the question but very early days, and I’d certainly like to do something different for my next thing if I get a chance to do a next thing.”
Here is the video from NYCC to watch for yourself: