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Attack the Block getting remade, sequelized or possibly adapted into a TV show?

10.17.2011

When all is said and done, ATTACK THE BLOCK will definitely find a spot on my Top 10 of 2011 list. But as far as continuing the world of ATB? I'm not sure I'm all for it. All that said, director Joe Cornish spoke to IFC at New York Comic-Con and revealed that there are all sorts of possibilities in store for the future of ATTACK THE BLOCK.

Cornish said that he, star John Boyega and producer Edgar Wright all have sequel ideas to further the adventures of Moses and his crew. Says Cornish of Boyega's idea: "He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots...somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he's on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens." As for what Wright had in store for a sequel, he wouldn't reveal that just yet.

In addition to a sequel proper, Cornish also revealed that they're fielding offers for an American remake to the film; a possibility that was discussed before ATTACK even hit theaters here in the US. Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, the film never quite caught on for the American public and it's very likely some producer thinks he could do better with Jaden Smith starring in a NYC-set version of the film (I just got douche chills).

The idea of a TV series is even more perplexing as I have no idea where they'd go with this or how they'd continue following the characters from the movie or the alien invasion over multiple episodes.

So what do you think? Do you want a sequel? Would you be interested in a remake or TV series? Have you even seen the original yet?

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Source: IFC

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7:52AM on 10/18/2011
This will be an English-language remake of the original subtitled movie, aye?
This will be an English-language remake of the original subtitled movie, aye?
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6:23AM on 10/18/2011
NO Hollywood Re-Make! NO Sequel! Leave perfection alone!
NO Hollywood Re-Make! NO Sequel! Leave perfection alone!
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11:50PM on 10/17/2011
The way they spoke in their thick accent, it might as well have been a foreign film. ;)
The way they spoke in their thick accent, it might as well have been a foreign film. ;)
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6:40PM on 10/17/2011

Millllllllllllk

Time to milk it, this guy's going to ruin his own creation with this nonsense, leave it alone, this was good as just a 1 off.
Time to milk it, this guy's going to ruin his own creation with this nonsense, leave it alone, this was good as just a 1 off.
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4:08PM on 10/17/2011

I can see it now

Taylor Lautner as Moses.
Taylor Lautner as Moses.
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4:08PM on 10/17/2011

:::sigh:::::

I don't want to see a U.S. version and if you HAVE to make a t.v. show use (what's left) of the original cast.
I don't want to see a U.S. version and if you HAVE to make a t.v. show use (what's left) of the original cast.
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12:52PM on 10/17/2011
This just has to be some kind of record. This movie came out 6 months ago, no? Fuck me.
This just has to be some kind of record. This movie came out 6 months ago, no? Fuck me.
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11:09AM on 10/17/2011
The idea of an American remake makes me sick to my stomach. Why can't they just leave well enough alone? I do however like the idea of a proper UK sequel with all of the team from the first film returning for another romp.
The idea of an American remake makes me sick to my stomach. Why can't they just leave well enough alone? I do however like the idea of a proper UK sequel with all of the team from the first film returning for another romp.
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10:39AM on 10/17/2011
No thanks. I'll just WATCH the original.
No thanks. I'll just WATCH the original.
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10:36AM on 10/17/2011
A remake would be just dumb. The real joy of the movie was the language used by the kids. "Americanize" this would take all the charm away.

As for the sequel, I'm up. Why not...
A remake would be just dumb. The real joy of the movie was the language used by the kids. "Americanize" this would take all the charm away.

As for the sequel, I'm up. Why not...
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10:09AM on 10/17/2011

Mike,

I actually watched this movie this weekend because you had such high praise for it. I usually agree with you whole-heartedly. This film, not so much. To me it was forgettable and just not interesting. I kept waiting for that good stuff to happen, like you had said in your reviews. The only thing that made it for me was the accents, because I couldn't have seen this being done somewhere in the states with just a regular American accent. As for a sequel, I will wait to see if it comes to fruition
I actually watched this movie this weekend because you had such high praise for it. I usually agree with you whole-heartedly. This film, not so much. To me it was forgettable and just not interesting. I kept waiting for that good stuff to happen, like you had said in your reviews. The only thing that made it for me was the accents, because I couldn't have seen this being done somewhere in the states with just a regular American accent. As for a sequel, I will wait to see if it comes to fruition and make my decision then, but if I'm going off of what I just watched, then I will skip it.
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10:07AM on 10/17/2011
I've heard a lot of great things about this movie, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet (didn't play anywhere near me). I guess I understand remaking foreign films because there are a lot of picky/impatient people out there who can't/don't want to read subtitles, but isn't this movie in English? A remake would just be stupid.
I've heard a lot of great things about this movie, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet (didn't play anywhere near me). I guess I understand remaking foreign films because there are a lot of picky/impatient people out there who can't/don't want to read subtitles, but isn't this movie in English? A remake would just be stupid.
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10:09AM on 10/17/2011
Agreed, a remake would basically defeat the purpose. It's out on DVD/Blu next week I think so I recommned checking it out.
Agreed, a remake would basically defeat the purpose. It's out on DVD/Blu next week I think so I recommned checking it out.
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