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John Boyega is coming back to South London for Attack the Block 2

Director Joe Cornish will also return

attack the block 2011 Image: Optimum Releasing
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A decade after its original release, sci-fi cult classic Attack the Block is getting a sequel, Deadline revealed on Monday. Returning from the original movie are writer and director Joe Cornish, and star John Boyega.

In the original film, Boyega plays Moses, a young resident of South London who, along with his neighbors, have to defend their tower block from extraterrestrial invaders. Moses’ friends’ include Samantha, played by Jodie Whittaker (Dr. Who), and Ron, played by Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead),

Unfortunately, the announcement of the new sequel didn’t include any plot details, but it’s probably a safe bet that some kind of hostile alien life has probably made its way to London once again. The announcement also didn’t mention if anyone else from the first movie’s cast would be returning, or if it would only be Boyega reprising his original role.

Attack the Block quickly became a cult hit and an internet darling after its release in 2011. But the movie made waves far beyond its audience appeal. It also proved to be the breakout role for John Boyega before he would go on to lead the Star Wars franchise in the sequel trilogy.

As for director Joe Cornish, his time since the original Attack the Block has been slightly less eventful. He co-wrote the script for Marvel’s Ant-Man with Edgard Wright in 2015, and wrote and directed a 2019 movie called The Kid Who Would Be King. Cornish is also signed on to write and direct and adaption of Mark Millar’s comic series Starlight.

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