Before Small Axe and before Star Wars, John Boyega arrested the attention in hoodies vs aliens fantasia Attack the Block. Released in 2011, Joe Cornish's movie focused on a dangerous threat to society – and the invading extraterrestrials were pretty scary, too.
Boyega played Moses, the quietly charismatic leader of a group of thugs who take it upon themselves to kick E.T. back to his home planet. It was a confident, funny and creepy directorial debut from Cornish (graduating from his cult podcast with Adam Buxton), assimilating the feel of Joe Dante, Edgar Wright and other genre masters.
It's now been confirmed that Boyega and Cornish will reunite for Attack the Block 2. Deadline confirmed the news, later shared by Cornish on his Instagram account with a statement from Boyega.
Cornish is writing and directing the sequel, and he will produce with Boyega (through his UpperRoom Productions banner), Nira Park (through the new Complete Fiction banner she has formed with Cornish and Edgar Wright) and James Wilson.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but stay tuned to the Cineworld blog and Twitter @Cineworld for breaking news.