‘Attack the Block’ Could Get a Sequel, American Remake, or TV Series

Director Joe Cornish confirms multiple possibilities are in the works for a continuation of his alien invasion thriller.

Attack the Block may continue with a sequel, remake, or TV series
Attack the Block may continue with a sequel, remake, or TV series
Attack the Block has built up a devoted fan base since its theatrical release in late July, with many "Blockheads" already asking for a sequel. Director Joe Cornish revealed there are several ideas in play for a follow-up, one of which comes from star John Boyega. Here's what Joe Cornish had to say about John Boyega's Attack the Block sequel idea.

"[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. 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."

Joe Cornish also indicated there have been discussions about not only a sequel, but an American remake and a TV series as well.

"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."

If you didn't get a chance to see Attack the Block in theaters, the alien invasion adventure debuts on Blu-ray and DVD October 25.

Attack the Block was released July 29th, 2011 and stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, John Boyega, Adam Leese, Joey Ansah, Flaminia Cinque, Chris Wilson. The film is directed by Joe Cornish.

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  1. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Oh hell yea Fam you know yo boy monkeyiron got to see this sequel and be a american version of Jerome of innit in constant Peak because monkey loves this movie bruv trust but a Atb sequel won't innit would be in peak

    Translation: Cool too see Attack the Block gets a sequel and I would love for a audition as a american version of Jerome who is in danger and not to well for the ATB series because it won't be a good I idea because it'll be dangerous

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  2. Andrew Thompson

    alright movie thats all making a little thug become a hero....the aliens were cool though...

    3 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Superb film, bad news, a sequel (scoffs) yeah right!

    3 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Crapola, now I has to see what all the fuzz is about

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. mosorwvlad

    I really liked the movie, of course they are going to f*ck it up !

    3 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  6. Nicholaus XX

    Although I haven't seen it, I don't think this needs a sequel. I like the idea of an American remake, considering Matt Reeves and J.J Abrams would be great for the project, but I hate the idea of a TV series-that'll suck.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  7. DuaneBarry

    They should have the sequel take place in America. Problem solved.
    Most horror sequels are just remakes of the first one anyway.

    3 years agoby @DuaneBarryFlag

  8. red_ruddy

    Every thing foreign gets an american remake these days

    3 years agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    Wow. That must have been a really, really, REALLY, good movie.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus well...lets just say that it is very unique. The aliens are pretty cool looking and the gore is top notch. I was actually surprised at how much i enjoyed it.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Really? That good?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. skywise

    Absolutly love thiw film,

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. ZanyZap

    And I'm down for a sequel.

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  14. ZanyZap

    W H O R E !
    (look at the tracking on that word, @movieweb) :P

    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  15. Worth5Bucks

    sequel: YES
    remake: NO
    series: NOOOOOO

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  16. The_Crow2k

    It was alright...pretty fun flick but doesn't deserve all the 'hype' it's getting.

    3 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  17. Ghostman

    I'm sure @monkeyiron2-0 would be happy about this!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  18. Kazuma47

    They should make a sequel hopefully it doesn't suck! The movie was AMAZING!

    3 years agoby @kickass-14Flag

  19. Dragon1991

    I have an idea, don't do it.

    3 years agoby @Dragon1991Flag

  20. The Boondock Saint

    @thrashnasty190 its one of the years best. brilliant f*cking movie. I've seen it like ten times! can't wait to get the blu ray!

    I'm fine with either a sequel or an american remake. I've actually visualized an american remake in my head, and If done right, it could be really good.

    3 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  21. thrashnasty190

    Still haven't seen this one, is it good at all?

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  22. The Knight Has Risen

    I'm cool with either a sequel or a TV spinoff. However, I'm not okay with an American remake of this awesome movie. Did you guys see Chris Rock's Death at a Funeral?

    3 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  23. Watchall Hasson

    The film was rubbish. They seem to think gang violence was ok as long as you get to kill aliens. Pure Tripe.

    3 years agoby @Watchall-HassonFlag

  24. James17

    I'm down for a sequel

    3 years agoby @zombie14Flag

  25. K.Guy

    no, no, and NO!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

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