This year marks the 10th anniversary of Attack the Block, the 2011 British alien invasion film from writer/director Joe Cornish that put John Boyega on the map.
The film was a beloved cult hit on release, garnering a passionate following that has lived on for the decade since. While Boyega’s career has skyrocketed thanks to his involvement in the Star Wars franchise as well as last year’s Small Axe anthology series, Cornish has taken a slightly more interesting trajectory. The filmmaker has a writing credit on The Adventures of Tintin from later the same year, but he had many projects stall in development after Attack the Block to the point where he didn’t make his sophomore directing feature until 2019’s The Kid Who Would Be King, a film that bombed at the box office despite earning positive reviews from critics.
While the two’s careers took different paths after the breakout success of Attack the Block, Cornish and Boyega are now set to reunite for Attack the Block 2, a direct sequel following Boyega’s Moses after his heroic defending of his tower block from the alien invaders of the original film.
Reported by Deadline, no plot details have been revealed yet for the film, but Cornish is confirmed to write and direct with Boyega set to star. Both men will be producing the picture, along with Nira Park and James Wilson.
Both men are clearly enthusiastic about their return to this world, with Boyega stating, “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 favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour.”
Cornish followed up those sentiments with his own, saying, “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.”