Joe Cornish on Attack The Block sequel ideas and US remake

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."

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.