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Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?
Rumblings and musings from Joe Cornish

17 October 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: IFC

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Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?

It's purely rumour-mongering at this point, but out doing the American rounds for his killer Brit-thriller Attack The Block, Joe Cornish has revealed that the word "franchise" is being bandied around.

A nicely redemptive little tale of inner-city London troublemakers forced to become heroes when "shit falls from the sky and starts killing them" (Cornish's words), Attack The Block took the UK by storm earlier this year, and has been a surprise hit Stateside too. 

But that's not to say that some of the more baffled Hollywood suits wouldn't like to see it tinkered with. "We've had approaches for a remake..." reveals Cornish.

Happily though, there are other options out there too, in the form of sequels and television. "We've also had approaches for a show to spin off it," Cornish continues, "but it's very early days, you know. It's not out of the question but I'd certainly like to do something different for my next thing... if I get a chance to do a next thing!"

Looking forward to a possible Attack the Block Again? Cornish says his break-out star John Boyega is full of great 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 on a police horse, leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the Houses of Parliament..."


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RE: On the subject of a remake...
L: NunianVonFuch Can't see how this'll be greenlit. Film flopped and was pretty disappointing too. Trailer was good and the bruv' lingo was fun for awhile but there was nothing original in it other than having kids take on the monsters in a horror flick. I'll stick to Gremlins I and II thank you very much. 'm not a huge fan of the film but it was quite successful and it was especially well received in the States. More

Posted by Herr Schnitzel at 17:00 on 18 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: On the subject of a remake...
Can't see how this'll be greenlit. Film flopped and was pretty disappointing too. Trailer was good and the bruv' lingo was fun for awhile but there was nothing original in it other than having kids take on the monsters in a horror flick. I'll stick to Gremlins I and II thank you very much. More

Posted by NunianVonFuch at 16:40 on 18 October 2011 | Report This Post

On the subject of a remake...
At least it won't be worse than the fucking original. It was totally and utterly pants! Was hugely disappointed. More

Posted by dugfinger at 15:47 on 18 October 2011 | Report This Post

Leave well alone Hollywood!!
YAY!!! to a sequel and maybe a franchise, but leave well alone Hollywood!! its in English, It doesnt need a remake! Its a brilliant British film More

Posted by Mark Hedwig at 12:18 on 18 October 2011 | Report This Post

I would LOVE to see a sequel, but i don't really know how an american remake would work, there isn't really a comparative group in America to the kids in the flick, unless they just make it FLAT OUT CRIMINALS or it's a TOWN instead of a tower block. As for the TV show, uhm, yes please! And loafroaster, come on, if you'd paid attention you'd realize the kids weren't BAD PEOPLE, just lost/troubled. Plus, we "sympathize" with criminals, serial killers, arms dealers and mass murders all More

Posted by clarkkent at 15:54 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?
" The Blockhe UK by storm earlier this year, and has been a surprise hit Stateside too." Yeah, I'm sure the producers must be delighted with a $5 million worldwide return from a  $13 million budget. Stop making shit up, the film flopped. More

Posted by My name is Legion at 13:03 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?
Having loved the film it works as a self contained piece. Lets just leave it at that. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 12:33 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?
Not keen on a remake, I mean Jesus, it's English Language already! But I'd like another.   I really wish people would get over this whole thing of the kids being criminals, we accept it all the time in fiction.  Even in real life.  More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 11:55 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

What about a prequel?
With Moses and the rest of those hateful little hoodrats holding a shopkeeper at knifepoint while they rob his shop? But don't worry, they're the product of a broken society, so it's okay to like them. More

Posted by loafroaster at 10:07 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

What about a prequel?
With Moses and the rest of those hateful little hoodrats holding a shopkeeper at knifepoint while they rob his shop? But don't worry, they're the product of a broken society, so it's okay to like them. More

Posted by loafroaster at 10:02 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post

Please don't.
I had high hopes for ATB, but it was probably one of the most disappointing films this year. The idea was fine, but it was populated by who-cares characters and had one of the soppiest endings to a film I've seen in a long time. More

Posted by andyswright at 09:34 on 17 October 2011 | Report This Post


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