Assault the Block director is ‘very excited’ about sequel storyline

Attack the Block (2012) L to R: Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, John Boyega, Alex Esmail and Simon Howard

Assault the Block (2012) L to R: Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, John Boyega, Alex Esmail and Simon Howard

Columbia Footage John Boyega in ‘Assault the Block’

Director Joe Cornish tells EW that he is “very excited” concerning the storyline for Assault the Block 2, his deliberate sequel to the beloved, John Boyega-starring 2011 alien invasion film. Cornish has re-teamed with Boyega on the undertaking, a co-production between the Star Wars actor’s UpperRoom firm and Cornish’s personal Full Fiction.

“We’re working arduous on Assault the Block 2,” says Cornish. “We have a storyline, which we’re very enthusiastic about. I seek the advice of with John the entire time, when he isn’t, , flying to some unique location being an enormous film star.”

The unique movie discovered a gang of criminally-minded youngsters dealing with off towards alien creatures in and round a London tower block. Cornish was initially impressed to make it after he was mugged by some shockingly youthful thieves and got down to perceive why that they had robbed him.

“The factor that struck me was how younger the youngsters had been,” Cornish advised EW forward of the movie’s US launch. “It made me need to discover out why a teenager would discover themselves able the place they thought robbing somebody was a suitable alternative, or an inexpensive factor to do. So I researched it rather a lot. I spent months and months speaking to youngsters in south London and looking for the kind of child that did that to me. I ended up feeling quite a lot of empathy with youngsters like that while not apologizing in any means for the wrongness of what they do in the beginning of the movie.”

Boyega announced on Instagram in 2021 that the sequel was a go.

“Sure Assault the Block 2 is occurring!” the actor wrote. “Sure I will be starring and producing! Sure I am bloody excited ! London VS them tings.”

Cornish reveals to EW that he is presently conducting interviews as a part of the sequel’s script-writing course of.

“We’re within the analysis section of the writing,” he says. “We’re doing what we did with the primary movie, which goes out into the world, and discovering the characters in the true world, and interviewing folks about each single side of the story that we’re writing, in order that we will contextualize our fantasy plot-line in as credible as attainable a actuality. Actually, I’ve simply actually, a second in the past, come from a two-hour interview with any individual who represents one of many points of the story. So, yeah, we’re doing our due diligence, as a result of we reckon one of many issues that made the primary movie work was that blend of made-up fantasy craziness and thoroughly researched actuality. The made-up loopy fantasy I do very simply, however the actuality takes a bit of labor.”

Attack The Block

Assault The Block

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Cornish adopted Assault the Block with 2019’s The Child Who Would Be King and the just-launched Netflix fantasy show Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co. is about in a Britain which is tormented by ghosts, an epidemic of hauntings that is been occurring for for greater than 50 years,” says Cornish, who’s showrunner of the sequence’ first season. “The twist is, ghosts are deadly, they’ll kill you after they contact you.”

Watch the trailers for Assault the Block and Lockwood & Co. beneath.

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