attack the block Second Trailer For Joe Cornishs Sci Fi Comedy Attack The Block

The good folks over at The Guardian have unveiled this second trailer for Joe Cornish’s awesome looking alien invasion sci-fi/comedy ‘Attack The Block’, without doubt one of my most anticipated films of 2011. This south London set film follows a group of teens who protect their estate from an onslaught of invading aliens. The five newcomers who play the hooded heroes are John Boyega, Simon Howard, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, and Alex Esmail. Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost also star. The film is set to hit cinemas May 11th – I’m there!

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.