Screen Gems will release Attack the Block next month

Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block received strong reviews at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, and despite the characters being equipped with thick London accents Screen Gems picked it up for distribution in the US.

Now Box Office Mojo has listed the US release date for July 29, 2011, which means it’ll be going up against Cowboys and Aliens and The Smurfs.

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!