Must Watch: Fun Trailer for Joe Cornish's Sci-Fi 'Attack the Block'

March 3, 2011
Source: Empire

Attack the Block Trailer

"We need to get off the streets, back in the block!" Ready for even more alien invasion sci-fi comedy? Good. Empire has debuted the official trailer for Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, an indie sci-fi action comedy starring Nick Frost and a whole bunch of British "hoodies." It basically looks like Skyline meets Shaun of the Dead meets Assault on Precinct 13, which actually looks much better than it sounds. The comedy in this is good, it's subtle but perfectly delivered in amusing British style. Though I don't know about these aliens - you'll see what I mean near the end. Check out the Attack the Block trailer and let us know what you think?

Watch the first official trailer for Joe Cornish's Attack the Block:

Follows a gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion. "Think Assault on Precinct 13 only with monsters and a tower block. Or La Haine crossed with Aliens. It's inner city vs. outer space."

Attack the Block is both written & directed by up-and-coming British filmmaker Joe Cornish, of "The Adam and Joe Show" back in the 90's and other bits of work since then, like co-writing Edgar Wright's Ant-Man script. Attack the Block is set to hit theaters only in the UK in May, but it doesn't have a US distributor yet, so we're not sure when to expect it. In the meantime, you can check out their official webpage or Facebook!

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  • rocKicker
    honestly, it looks awesome
  • Montego Bay
    Half of these kids sound Jamaican, I love it. Looks good.
    • mace
      of cause they sound Jamaican or West Indian. the slang in inner city london or London in general is influences from other culture. people in London England dont speak like Hugh Grant alot of people in England dont like him cause he play up the British stereotype. if you dont know about London slang or dialect read about it on wikipedia.
  • Marc
    the alien looks like a wolf.. but the film looks cool. can't wait to see it..
  • Scared S#!tless
    I've been waiting for a movie like this. They never show an alien invasion from the point of view of inner city residents that will bust a cap in that ass.
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  • Kek
    Everybody should listen to Joe Cornish on the radio, along with Adam Buxton. Their Podcasts are available on iTunes as well as also Joe on youtube:
  • looks awesome
  • Jcr4nf
    Kind of has an 80's movie Goonie like vibe. I dig it!
  • Anonymous
    I like it!
  • Sorry, not that into comedy horror in general. I'll give a pass right now to Zombieland, Return of the Living Dead Part II and Big Trouble in Little China to name a lucky well done few.
    • duck
      pretty sure this isn't a horror film
  • mace
    theres nothing wrong with these aliens Alex. i think u too used to the typical style of Aliens. these ones in Attack The Block look like the ones from Critters
  • Alexander Minnis
    Just coming !
  • Drcherd
    Aliens in the Attic is waaaaaaay better!!! -__- sarcasm but yeah i dig it.
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  • Neonklaws
    If only it was filmed like althoughs awesome Adam & Joe teddy bear film parodies. If the neds were replaced with those plush soft toys it would be instantly less annoying a trailer. Still pretty excited about seeing it.
  • mat
    i hope the aliens win
  • Alfredo
    I dunno about those aliens either... When I think aliens my mind doesn't say furry wolf-looking jumping things. But the rest of the film looks pretty awesome.




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