The block is under attack again! 10 years after the Joe Cornish‘s sci-fi cult classic Attack The Block was released Studiocanal and Film4 confirm Attack The Block 2 is in development.
Cornish will return to write and direct the long awaited sequel. Nira Park and James Wilson are back onboard to develop and produce the highly anticipated second film. The news that will really excite fans of the original film is that John Boyega returning to star as Moses.
Unfortunately no details about the plot have been released as they are currently being kept under wraps.
The 2011 film featured an ensemble of relatively new, then unknown, actors, including Boyega who has quickly become one of today’s most sought-after young actors. He has since gone on to star in several films and most recently earned a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in Steve McQueen’s anthology film series Small Axe for BBC/Amazon Prime.
The 2011 also had a certain Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker. The cast in the original included Alex Esmail, Danielle Vitalis, Leeon Jones, Franz Drameh, with Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, and Nick Frost.
Prior to its release, Attack The Block received the Audience Award at both SXSW and Los Angeles Film Festival and instantly became a favourite of fans and critics – it currently holds a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and has gone on to earn its place as a true cult film.
“It’s been a decade since Attack The Block was released and so much has changed since then”. says Boyega “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 comments “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.”
Attack The Block 2 will be produced by Nira Park and Joe Cornish through Complete Fiction Pictures, the production company recently formed by Park, Cornish, and filmmaker Edgar Wright. John Boyega will produce through UpperRoom Productions.
There is no other cast or released has been announced yet by Studiocanal.