It may not have set the U.S. box-office on fire but Joe Cornish’s “Attack the Block” has already amassed a solid cult following. Now the helmer tells IFC News that several potential options are now on the table including a sequel, a television series and an American remake.
The original film follows a gang of inner-city London youths who are in for a fight when black-furred aliens with glowing teeth invade and attack people on their council estate.
Speaking at the New York Comic Con over the weekend, Cornish says that John Boyega, who played the lead hood Moses, apparently “keeps coming up with amazing 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.”
A bit “V for Vendetta” perhaps? “No, his image was even better. 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.”
As for the other future possibilities with the franchise, Cornish is at least taking the talk in his stride – “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.”