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Joe Cornish Hugs A Hoodie
In alien comedy Attack The Block

20 May 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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Joe Cornish, one half of Adam & Joe, screenwriter of Tintin and the oft-delayed Ant-Man, is set to make his directorial debut on Attack the Block, an alien invasion film set in South London.

Now as all those of you who live in / have visited South London, or who have seen it on TV, will know, it's not as hospitable to aliens as Devil's Tower or Elliott's hometown in E.T. And sure enough, this film sees a group of hoodies (we nearly called them a "gang", but we're trying to be PC) left to fight off the alien invaders until Doctor Who shows up.

All joking aside, we're kinda stoked about this. It's about time someone pointed out that not everyone wearing a jumper with a hood attached is a vicious thug out to kill all the country's AGA owners. And that their 'mad skillz' at surviving on London's mean streets might come in handy should aliens invade.

There's no shooting date yet, but fingers crossed Cornish will do as well as his mate Edgar Wright as he makes the same transition to the big screen.


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Just Coming!
Excellent! Can't wait to see what Joe comes up with! Pod squad! More

Posted by riothejedi at 23:54 on 20 May 2009 | Report This Post

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I love Adam and Joe, their show on BBC 6 Music is the best thing on the radio. I look forward to seeing Joe flex his directing muscles. More

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You've just snatched that photo of Adam off Facebook, surely he has some proper promotional photo's to use?! More

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can't wait! More

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Colour me excited! I miss them from TV so the fact Joe is going to the big screen will do for now! More

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Stephen?
Nice. But will he be writing and singing the feem choon? More

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