Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block received strong reviews at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year and was subsequently picked up for distribution in the US by Screen Gems (despite the characters being equipped with thick London accents).
Today a new trailer was unleashed upon the internet, and it gives us a better look at the invading extraterrestrials.
The film follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam (Jodie Whittaker) as she is walking home in a scary South London tower block. She flees when the gang is attacked by a small alien creature which falls from the sky. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of creatures falls. The gang grabs weapons, mount bikes, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are much bigger. Savage and bestial, nothing will stand in their way. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her only hope.
Joe Cornish previously collaborated with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright on the script for Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (out in December), and is currently working with Wright on the script for Marvel’s Ant-Man movie. He’s definitely one to keep an eye on.