Joe Cornish on Attack The Block sequel ideas and US remake

The director talks possible spin-offs

Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe fame), has spoken about potential spin-offs to his South London-set hoodies-vs-aliens flick Attack The Block.

The movie itself was something of an opinion-splitter, but it has certified cult status, and offered a fresh perspective on a well-worn genre.

Talking to IFC, via Collider, Cornish said that John Boyega (the film's lead, Moses), has presented him with some compelling sequel 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.

"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."

Cornish also confirmed that there had been interest in potential spin-offs for the franchise: "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."

Would you like to see Cornish get to do a "next thing"? Or should he get straight on with a sequel? Let's have your comments!

Comments

    • DonisFun

      Oct 15th 2011, 17:08

      I wouldn't even bother, the film was dreadful, it's made my worst films of 2011 which is increasing on a weekly basis sadly

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    • writerdave87

      Oct 15th 2011, 20:24

      Yeah, I hate it when films lack intensen.

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    • writerdave87

      Oct 15th 2011, 20:26

      Also Dalidab I'm trying to be nice to you but it's difficult when you start saying how a 15-year old character is 'hot looking'. Keep your c**k in your pants and off these boards eh?

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    • Jcoyle

      Oct 15th 2011, 20:59

      Ive gotta say i thought they this film down was a let down, the film would of been miles better if it was made in the style of Anuvahood as that was great this could of been another film like that and the fact this film was about kids ... really? Where was the police and army and why didnt nobody else see these aliens? I loved the two even younger kids in it they were the only funny bit of the film and also the fact Nick Frost was in it. It should of been about youths aged 16+ in a sort of Kidulthood/Adulthood way with more guns and knifes and hoodies and face masks!

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    • MikeyRix

      Oct 15th 2011, 21:07

      I saw "Attack the Block" on Tuesday...it was a so-bad-it's-good standalone B-movie, let's keep it that way, huh Cornish?

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:26

      i rented this film from lovefilm, not great but not terrible either, i think its problem was that it advertised as more of a comedy, especially with nick frost in it..... but if they had a decent idea for a sequel i'd watch it as i think the first had potential and the aliens thenmselves were awesome

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:26

      i rented this film from lovefilm, not great but not terrible either, i think its problem was that it advertised as more of a comedy, especially with nick frost in it..... but if they had a decent idea for a sequel i'd watch it as i think the first had potential and the aliens thenmselves were awesome

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:26

      i rented this film from lovefilm, not great but not terrible either, i think its problem was that it advertised as more of a comedy, especially with nick frost in it..... but if they had a decent idea for a sequel i'd watch it as i think the first had potential and the aliens thenmselves were awesome

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:26

      i rented this film from lovefilm, not great but not terrible either, i think its problem was that it advertised as more of a comedy, especially with nick frost in it..... but if they had a decent idea for a sequel i'd watch it as i think the first had potential and the aliens thenmselves were awesome

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:26

      i rented this film from lovefilm, not great but not terrible either, i think its problem was that it advertised as more of a comedy, especially with nick frost in it..... but if they had a decent idea for a sequel i'd watch it as i think the first had potential and the aliens thenmselves were awesome

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    • marc96

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:27

      not sure why it uploaded this so many times, i apologise lol

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    • JoJones12

      Oct 16th 2011, 1:57

      Attack the Block was a brilliant film. I think that people posting saying it was dreadful, or that it should have been more in the vain of Anuvahood (really?!?) are wrong (sure it's all opinion, but you are morons). It's a shame that people get pant-s******gly excited about balls like The Avengers when there are films like this which actually have a bit of heart (and humour). I think Cornish will be one of the best British directors of this generation, and considering how funny he's always been that doesn't surprise me, encore I say!

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 16th 2011, 18:55

      Was it a success?

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    • Bomberdan

      Oct 17th 2011, 12:57

      The main character on a horse leading a gang of hoodlums just makes me think of the Batman graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns". I'm sorry, but Moses was no Batman.

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    • alexr

      Oct 17th 2011, 17:16

      @Bomberdan Taken out of context, your final comment is hilarious! I was about to say "True, but he didn't have access to modern weapons and equipment. All he had were a pair of sandals, a couple of broken stone tablets, and a penchent for parting the Red Sea..."

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