Attack the Block 2: Star Wars star John Boyega is part of the cult film sequel

Attack the Block 2: Star Wars star John Boyega is part of the cult film sequel

Attack the Block 2

Director Joe Cornish (If You Were King) and actor John Boyega are working on a sequel to the 2011 alien invasion film Attack the Block. Despite its cult status and good reviews from the trade press, the title turned out to be a financial flop at the time. However, Cornish and Boyega have shown more interest in a sequel over the past decade and now seem to be able to realize it. Boyega, whose leading role in Attack the Block is said to have been primarily responsible for his being considered for the role as Finn in the latest Star Wars trilogy, will again be seen as the petty criminal Moses. During an alien invasion in his block, in the first film he initiates the setback against the intruders and thus becomes the unusual hero of the neighborhood.

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As Deadline reports, Boyega is financially involved in the project through his production company UpperRoom Productions, other producers are Cornish and Nira Park (including Shaun of the Dead, Brothers Grimsby) through Complete Fiction, which was founded together with Edgar Wright and James Wilson, who already produced the first part and in this role has also worked on films such as A Beautiful Day and Under the Skin. The script was again written by Cornish himself. No details are yet known about the plot.

Source: Deadline

Attack the Block 2: John Boyega ‘bloody excited’ as sequel is announced 10 years after film first released

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Fans have celebrated the news that Attack the Block is returning for a surprise sequel 10 years after it was first released.

Released in May 2011, the British film followed a group of teenagers forced to fight off aliens who attack their council estate. The critically acclaimed film starred John Boyega (in his debut) and Doctor Who lead Jodie Whittaker and was written and directed by Joe Cornish.

One week after the film marked its 10th anniversary, it was announced on Monday (17 May) that Attack the Block 2 was on its way, with Cornish writing and directing once more.

Boyega would be reprising the role of gang leader Moses, as well as co-producing the film.

Announcing the news on Instagram, the Star Wars actor wrote: “Yes Attack the Block 2 is happening! Yes I’ll be starring and producing! Yes I’m bloody excited ! London VS them tings.”

He continued on his Instagram Story: “Can’t wait to see the mandem go up against an alien invasion. Epic ideas brewing!”

While the original film was set in a fictional estate in Brixton, Boyega appeared to suggest that Attack the Block 2 would be set in south-east London, writing: “Our Nigerian aunties from Peckham are about to get active in this one.”

Fans of Attack the Block were thrilled by the announcement, with podcaster Scott Wampler tweeting: “This is, without hesitation, the best news I have heard in literal years.”


“ATTACK THE BLOCK is one of my favourite movies and I am psyched they are making a sequel, end tweet,” one commenter tweeted.

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