Attack The Block

From the producers of HOT FUZZ and SHAUN OF THE DEAD comes this SF-horror comedy.

By Lee Isherwood | May 23rd '11

From the producers of HOT FUZZ and SHAUN OF THE DEAD comes this SF-horror comedy that pits a teen gang against an invasion of evil extraterrestrials.

Writer/Director Joe Cornish is one of the scripters on THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN and penned the planned Marvel adaptation of ANT-MAN with SHAUN OF THE DEAD director Edgar Wright. A Studio Canal production, ATTACK THE BLOCK stars Jodie Whittaker as Sam, a trainee nurse who is attacked by a gang of masked, hooded youths. Those same hooligans later come across and kill a small alien creature that crawled out of a fallen meteorite. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall, delivering a new batch of (even bigger) aliens who are looking for their fallen comrade. In an ASSAULT ON PRECINT 13 twist, Sam must now depend on and join the gang as they defend their turf against the hostile invaders. ATTACK THE BLOCK also stars HOT FUZZ’s Nick Frost and HEARTLESS’ Luke Treadaway.

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