It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? When Attack the Block was released in theaters back in 2011, no one except a few hipsters knew who the movie’s lead actor John Boyega was, let alone that he would be saddling up to star in the mother of all space operas Star Wars before too many more years passed. In some ways, Joe Cornish and his off the wall story about a group of teens who band together to protect their neighborhood from invading E.T.’s was a perfect training ground for Boyega. One-stop shopping, you might say. The film was a fun trifle, a zany one-on/one-off story that had a firm beginning, middle and end. No one imagined ten years back that anyone would ever be talking about a sequel. Except now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they are.
Hold onto your horses guys and gals, because Attack the Block Part II is a-go for takeoff: both lead actor John Boyega and director Joe Cornish are set to return for the all-new story which is still being kept tightly under wraps.
In a press release, Boyega said that “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 favorite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honor.”
Cornish will be returning to write, direct and produce the sequel, with Boyega also putting on his producer cap courtesy of his production shingle UpperRoom Productions. Nira Park from Complete Fiction and James Wilson will also serve as producers on the new flick.
“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,” Cornish said in his own press release.
The visionaries returning fans to the world of Attack the Block are Studiocanal, Film4, Complete Fiction Pictures and UpperRoom Productions. Expect to see Attack the Block Part II sometime in 2022; and remember, kiddies: You might never be able to go home again, but that should never stop you from trying!