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‘Attack The Block 2’ officially confirmed; Joe Cornish, John Boyega to return

by Paul Heath

The news is official, a sequel to the 2011 hit film Attack The Block is going ahead. We’ve received an official press release this morning that says that Nira Park, Joe Cornish, John Boyega and James Wilson have reunited to develop and produce the highly anticipated second film. Cornish will write and direct with John Boyega returning to star as Moses. Details about the plot are currently being kept under wraps. 

The 2011 film featured an ensemble of relatively new, then unknown, actors, including Boyega who has quickly become one of today’s most sought-after young actors.  He has since gone on to star in several films and most recently earned a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in Steve McQueen’s anthology film series Small Axe for BBC/Amazon Prime. Additional cast in the original included Alex Esmail, Danielle Vitalis, Leeon Jones, Franz Drameh, and Simon Howard.  It also starred Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, and Nick Frost. 

Cornish said in the release:  “I’m thrilled we’re officially announcing our return to the world of ‘Attack The Block’ on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can’t wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action.”

Boyega added: “It’s been a decade since Attack The Block was released and so much has changed since then. I’m excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour.”  

We’ll bring you more news on the exciting sequel as it comes in. Great news.

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