Widely heralded as the best independently produced science fiction of the year, Attack the Block will likely find new audiences and new life at the end of this month, when it finally hits video on demand. But before most of the world outside major cities with an arthouse scene gets a shot at seeing it, they’re already talking about how to do more with it.
Our sister site Cinema Blend caught up with Attack the Block director Joe Cornish at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, where he’s talking about turning the thing into some sort of franchise.
What’s on the table? Apparently everything including the possibility of an Attack the Block sequel, American remake, or even a television show. Cornish says they’re imagining it as if still to come there’s “a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in ‘Attack the Block’ was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures.”
If you haven’t seen Attack the Block yet, it’s an alien invasion movie which takes place on a small scale. Aliens invade a small, low-rent apartment building in London and the kids who inhabit it, step up to defend it. It’s the kind of concept that could easily be ruined by trying to go bigger with it, but it’s also the kind of thing that Hollywood loves to snatch up and ruin. It’s easy to see any of those TV/remake deals Cornish seems only to happy to entertain, coming to fruition.