EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Joe Cornish talks 'Attack the Block'

Monday, 25 July 2011 15:21
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Opening in U.S. theaters on July 29th is writer Joe Cornish's (The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, Ant-Man) directorial debut, the new English alien invasion film Attack the Block. The movie combines elements of horror, sci-fi, and comedy and in addition to actress Jodie Whittaker (Venus), and actor Nick Frost (Paul), the film features a cast of mostly all newcomers including Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, and introducing in the lead role the movie's breakout-star John Boyega. IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with director Joe Cornish about his new film, where the idea for it came from, designing the alien creatures, and discovering his lead actor.

To watch our exclusive interview with Joe Cornish about Attack the Block, please click on the video player above.


From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war-zone.

Attack the Block invades in U.S. theaters on Friday!

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