Joe Cornish wants to take an Aliens/Terminator 2 approach with Attack the Block 2 and says they are very excited about the story.
Attack block 2 is official, and if Joe Cornish gets his way, the long-awaited project will follow in the footsteps of sequels like Foreigners and Terminator 2.
Joe Cornish will write and direct Attack the block sequel, which will also see John Boyega reprise his role as Moses, and as he talks on Fangoria’s The Kingcast podcast, Joe Cornish provided an update on Attack block 2. “So we do our due diligence in building the script and take the same care that we took with the first,Cornish said,but we are very, very quietly confident and excited about what we have. We think about it Alien and Foreigners and Terminator and Terminator 2and we will try to do our version of what people did for [those movies].“Both Foreigners and Terminator 2 are those rare sequels that are beloved by fans, perhaps even more than their predecessors. They also took what people loved about the first film and gave it an unexpected spin, so maybe we should expect something similar with Attack block 2.
The director added, “We have a very detailed treatment and a story that we are very, very excited about – and when I say ‘we’ I mean me and John Boyega, who [I’m co-producing the film with] and consult very closely with – and we do all the research to make sure we get it right.“
The first Attack the block followed a gang of teenagers in south London (led by a young John Boyega) as they were forced to defend their block against an alien invasion. It took some time successor to materialize, but it is finally happening. “It’s been a decade since Attack The Block was released and so much has changed since then,John Boyega said in a statement when the project was made official. “I’m excited to see this amped-up story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favorite characters to play and it’s a huge honor to bring him back.Joe Cornish added, “I’m thrilled to officially announce our return to the world of Attack The Block on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can’t wait to work with John again and give the audience an even bigger slice of inner city life.“