Attack the Block is set to be the directorial debut of Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe fame), a south London comedy-action film that will pitch a gang of youths from a South London council estate, against an alien invasion.
It is quite funny seeing Nick Frost in another alien movie having only seen Paul this week. Attack the Block looks set to be yet another fine British comedy based around “yoofs” gone bad, like Channel 4’s TV series Misfits. Check out a few of the official stills in the gallery below.
Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space.
Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she’s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. The estate is about to become a battleground. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block’s, only hope.
Attack the Block, coming to a South London council estate May 2011.