Hollywood To Attack Its Own Block?

Rumblings and musings from Joe Cornish

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..."