While John Boyega has recently been in the news for fighting racial and criminal injustice, remember when he did that when also fighting alien monsters?
Back in 2011, Boyega had his breakout screen debut in Attack the Block, Joe Cornish’s sci-fi-horror-comedy about some South London kids defending their council estate from invading extraterrestrials. It wasn’t much of a box office hit when it came out, but strong reviews and word of mouth have since earned it a cult following. And in a world where we’re miraculously getting a MacGruber follow-up, that may be enough to get it a sequel.
While nothing’s official yet, writer-director Cornish recently told the Script Apart podcast that he’s been in talks with Boyega about Attack the Block 2. “We’ve got ideas,” he said. “I met with John a couple of months ago to talk about it. We’ve always had ideas after the first one. But obviously we’ve both been busy doing different things. In a way, the longer you leave it, the more interesting it is. So that’s all I’ll say.”
Given that the first film ends in a white woman needing to exonerate Boyega and his gang when they’re wrongly arrested, hey, this might still hold relevance!