‘Attack The Block’ Trailer Invades the South London Projects

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2011 at 7:58 pm,

Attack the Block Trailer Attack The Block Trailer Invades the South London Projects

As we’ve mentioned before, 2011 is the year of the alien. We’ve already seen I am Number Four invade theaters and Battle: Los Angeles is set for a hostile box office take over – just one week from now.

But just when you thought the alien-invasion trope was wearing out its welcome, comes another genre satire from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hott Fuzz, Nira Park and James Wilson – with alien action-comedy, Attack the Block.

Attack the Block is helmed by British comedian Joe Cornish – whose directorial credits have previously been limited to TV projects. That said, he’s no stranger to feature films – co-writing a version of the Ant-Man film as well as penning a draft of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (both with friend Edgar Wright).

Additionally, as an actor, Cornish appeared as Bob in Hott Fuzz as well as “Zombie Shot by Soldiers” in Shaun of the Dead.

Here’s the synopsis for Attack the Block (via the film’s Facebook Page):

“From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World comes Attack the Block, a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space.”

While the film’s stars will undoubtedly be the crew of teenage anti-heroes, Attack the Block also features Jodie Whittaker acting scared (as usual) and a cameo appearance by Nick Frost, acting bizarre (as usual).

Check out the hilarious Attack the Block trailer below:

Attack the Block doesn’t appear to have the same refined satirical sensibilities as its spiritual predecessors Hott Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, but the upcoming film’s over-the-top acting, B-movie CGI aliens, and South London accents hint at film that could rival other high-profile cheese-fests (full of timeless quotes and outrageous moments) along the lines of Snakes on a Plane.

Attack the Block will debut at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival – which kicks-off next Friday.

Follow us on Twitter @benkendrick and @screenrant and let us know what you think of the trailer.

Attack the Block hits theaters in the UK on May 11th but no US release date has been set at this time.

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  1. This movie looks like it could be a lot of fun. I really enjoyed both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and own both of them. Attack the Block looks at least as entertaining as those two films.

  2. South London PROJECTS? do they shoot biscuits over tea time over there? lmao

    • Mr. Bronson = giving Americans a bad name. Seriously bro, you need to get out more.

    • Funny guy…… same as we drink Tea, eat biscuits and live in castles, do Americans all eat Burgers, drink milk shakes and are all over weight obese fat b######s.

      Maybe not I here you say, then maybe we don’t all drink Tea, eat biscuits and live in castles.

      Your comment about biscuits is typical of the average low IQ American. I say average ‘cos on average Americans have a low IQ when compared with the UK.

      So maybe the comment you posted isn’t your fault, after all it’s not your fault you have a learning difficulty.

      No offence…. lol.

      • I’ve calmed down a bit from before, just had a nice cup of tea and a biscuit with the Queen… lol.

        The film sounds good, if the people from Shaun of the Dead are involved I’ll deo give it a look.

        With regard to stereotypes, it gets real boring soemtimes, hence my previous comment.

    • Did you even watch the trailer for the film before talking about stupid sterotypes? There wasn’t a single one of those stereotypes in that film you foolish man.

      But than again in the same way the British like tea, I imagine you Americans can’t watch anything for than 20 seconds without getting distracted by something rather shiny.

    • Comments like that, make us people from the Old world think that the averagae American has trouble understanding different cultures. While that may be true for a couple, I’m sure not all of you are like that. Guess you’re not one of those friendly New-worlders.

      OT: awesome trailer, I just hope it will come to theaters in my country.

    • lol

  3. Its has a cult classic feel to it. A modern Monster Squad! Coolio!

  4. Ugh, this banter is so elementary! Save it for the chatrooms! Also the film looks quite hilarious! A fun matinee indeed.

  5. this looks jokes!! “i just wanna go home, lock my door and play fifa” hahaha

    real good locations too, my friend shot a music video at that estate not to long ago. really good urban setting.

    and as for the americans making the age old lame stereotypes about britain and tea, have you ever actually been to london? ever walked through stone bridge? or any estates in lewishham, peckham, hackney or even anywhere in london would be a start? no? well shush then… smh… ignorance…

  6. Do the people throwing a fit here over a lame but essentially harmless attempt at a joke understand how incredibly thin-skinned they look?

  7. I love the FIFA quote! And I love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, so I’m warming to British comedies.

    By the way, as an American, I have to say I’m a little shocked to see so many of you offended with Mr. Bronson’s little quip, as I always thought that Brits were the best at taking gabs on the chin. Lighten up fellas! He’s just one soul in a country of over 350 mil!

    Cheers! (lol)

  8. As an American who has never been to Jolly Ole, all the movies Ive seen, Greensteet Hooligans, SOTD, Hot Fuzz, and pretty much all the rest constantly have you Brits drinking tea. so just like you think we Americans are all overweight Burger eaters that…….. Sorry a shiny car just drove by. Ummmm Relax and enjoy a good movie. Mate

    • Um…. I recently visited England and saw nothing but fat people with bad teeth. So I’m not offended. P.S. I love British comedies.

  9. OMG, ‘You think that’s a dog, go and try and feed it pedigree chumps’ Pest is a bloody legend :D and ‘All i want to do is go home, lock my doors and play fifa’ creased XD