Screen Gems will release Attack the Block

Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block received strong reviews at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, however there were questions as to whether the film would find a U.S. distributor as it is set in South London, and the characters are therefore equipped thick London accents.

Luckily someone remembered that not all films need American characters to be successful in the US (District 9, for example) and Screen Gems today announced that they will be distributing.

The film follows 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.

I’ve embedded the trailer below:

You can read Filmonic’s review of Attack the Block here!