A decade after its theatrical release, things are finally moving forward on the Attack the block continuation before. The sci-fi comedy film debuted in 2011 and was an instant critical darling, winning multiple awards. Although it underperformed at the box office, many of the film’s actors went on to notable careers, including Jean Boyega, who recently offered an update on the long-awaited sequel, giving fans their first look at the film’s storyline.
The recently revealed actor to Nope world premiere as the Attack the block sequel had begun development and fans should expect something soon. Keeping his promise, the actor has now shared the film’s script cover page. Beyond the title Attack block 2, nothing else is revealed on the page. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not promising news. Finally having a script for the anticipated sequel is definitely great news for fans of the first movie.
Attack the block immediately stood out for its originality, character development, and refreshingly novel entry into the science fiction genre. At its core, the film followed a gang of teenagers defending their south London neighborhood from alien invaders. It received praise for its pacing, authenticity, and social commentary. Of the many things the movie had going for it, the cast was definitely a standout part of the movie.
What’s particularly interesting about the cast is that many have become big names in the sci-fi genre. Boyega captured worldwide attention for his portrayal of Finn in the star wars franchise, Franz Drameh notably portrayed Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm in The CW’s Arrowverse, while Jodie Whittaker Iconically became the Thirteenth Doctor of the Doctor Who franchise. Beyond Boyega, Drameh and Whittaker, the film also played Nick Frost, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, and Luke Treadaway, to name a few.
Attack the block was also the first film of Joe Cornish, who later co-wrote the MCU script The ant Man and direct 2019 The child who wanted to be king. Cornish is also back on board for the sequel. Beyond Cornish and Boyega’s return, it’s not yet clear who else from the original film is returning for the sequel. But given that the movie is still in its early stages, that’s to be expected.
Apart from Attack block 2, Boyega has Break, The Woman King, and They cloned Tyrone on the horizon; but with Attack the block being one of his first introductions into the limelight, the sequel is quite an exciting addition to his oeuvre. Check out the image of the script below:
Be sure to stay tuned to Collider for updates on the film. In the meantime, watch the trailer for The female king below: