STUDIOCANAL, FILM4, Complete Fiction Pictures & UpperRoom Productions Announce ATTACK THE BLOCK 2 Is NOW In Development
NIRA PARK, JOE CORNISH, JOHN BOYEGA & JAMES WILSON TO PRODUCE
JOE CORNISH TO WRITE AND DIRECT
JOHN BOYEGA TO STAR
STUDIOCANAL, Film4, Complete Fiction Pictures & UpperRoom Productions today announce they are in early development on ATTACK THE BLOCK 2.
In this, the 10th anniversary year of sci-fi cult classic ATTACK THE BLOCK, STUDIOCANAL & Film4 confirm that Nira Park, Joe Cornish, John Boyega & James Wilson have reunited to develop and produce the highly anticipated second film. Cornish will write and direct with John Boyega returning to star as Moses. Details about the plot are currently being kept under wraps.
Joe Cornish comments “I’m thrilled we’re officially announcing our return to the world of ‘Attack The Block’ on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release. I can’t wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action."
The 2011 film featured an ensemble of relatively new, then unknown, actors, including Boyega who has quickly become one of today’s most sought-after young actors. He has since gone on to star in several films and most recently earned a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for his performance in Steve McQueen’s anthology film series Small Axe for BBC/Amazon Prime. Additional cast in the original included Alex Esmail, Danielle Vitalis, Leeon Jones, Franz Drameh, and Simon Howard. It also starred Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, and Nick Frost.
John Boyega expands “It’s been a decade since Attack The Block was released and so much has changed since then. I’m excited to see this heightened story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour.”
Prior to its release, ATTACK THE BLOCK received the Audience Award at both SXSW and Los Angeles Film Festival and instantly became a favourite of fans and critics – it currently holds a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and has gone on to earn its place as a true cult film.
ATTACK THE BLOCK 2 will be produced by Nira Park and Joe Cornish through Complete Fiction Pictures, the production company recently formed by Park, Cornish, and filmmaker Edgar Wright. John Boyega will produce through UpperRoom Productions.
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting nearly, 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist, The Graduate, The Third Man, and Belle de jour.
STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, Non Stop and Shaun the Sheep Movie. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, Augustine Frizzell’s The Last Letter from your Lover adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, Navot Papushado’s female action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake and Gil Kenan’s live action A Boy called Christmas.
STUDIOCANAL is actively producing and developing a slate of premium international TV series in-house, as well as through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies, which includes Germany’s TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years, It’s a Sin, Finding Alice), URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds) and Spain's BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Instinto). The company is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price, and Meta Louise Foldager (Ride Upon the Storm) and Benedict Cumberbatch’s SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose).
STUDIOCANAL produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year distributing productions and CANAL+ Creation Originale worldwide with 1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution.
Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.
Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Florian Zeller’s The Father, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.
Film4’s recent releases include Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, Coky Giedroyc’s adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s How To Build a Girl, Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses and Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona. Forthcoming releases include Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse, Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, Ben Sharrock’s Limbo and Cathy Brady’s Wildfire. Films in production or post include Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, Michael Pearce’s Invasion, Steve McQueen’s Occupied City, Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Earwig, Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men, Julia Ducournau’s Titane, Jim Archer’s Brian & Charles and Chasing Chaplin from Peter Middleton and James Spinney.
ABOUT COMPLETE FICTION
Complete Fiction was founded by long-term friends and creative collaborators, Edgar Wright, Nira Park, Joe Cornish & Rachael Prior. The team share an enthusiasm for original movies and television made with innovation and passion. Building on the work they have produced together over the last few decades, Complete Fiction will provide a dynamic home for the team to both continue working together, and with inspiring writers and directors globally.
Complete Fiction’s first productions include Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, produced with Working Title for Focus Features and Film4 and is due for theatrical release in Autumn 2021, Wright’s debut documentary The Sparks Brothers, produced with their Baby Driver partners MRC and will be distributed domestically by Focus Features with Universal Pictures distributing internationally, it is slated for release in Summer 2021. Currently in production is Lockwood & Co an 8 x 60’ series helmed by writer, director and executive producer Joe Cornish for Netflix.
ABOUT UPPERROOM PRODUCTIONS
UpperRoom Productions was est. in 2016 by John Boyega with its debut feature 'Pacific Rim Uprising'. The company has since created a varying slate of Films and TV series across genres with a focus on inclusive and unique storytelling.
UpperRoom's mission is to tell the stories of the untold. Working with new, emerging and established talent, broadcasters and SVODs to amplify voices and unique perspectives from across the globe.