The US breathed a collective sigh of relief when Screen Gems picked up the SXSW favorite Attack The Block earlier this month. We aren’t sure when it will theaters, but in celebration of the UK release next month we have a new trailer and five character featurettes. One can check out the first, longer UK trailer here.
Joe Cornish‘s alien attack/comedy/horror/thriller is produced by Edgar Wright and stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Simon Howard, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, and Alex Esmail. One can see the new trailer featuring the Basement Jaxx score via Guardian and the character featurettes via HeyUGuys.
Moses “The Leader”
Pest “The Funnyman”
Biggz “The Young One”
Dennis “The Hothead”
Jerome “The Brains”
Attack the Block is 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.
Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she’s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. The estate is about to become a battleground. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block’s, only hope.
Attack The Block hits May 13th in the UK and hopefully in the US by the end of the year.
What do you think of the new trailer and character featurettes?
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