But I've said it before, and I'll keep it on repeat: I'm not at all precious about remakes or sequels. If somebody wants to have a go and pick up the reigns for their own attempt at Attack the Block, I'll wish them luck.
The writer-director of the original, Joe Cornish, is out at New York Comic-Con right now. Tomorrow, he'll be giving away copies of the print you can see at the head of this post – in very limited numbers, apparently.
IFC were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with him, and conversation strayed from the original film to just about any way it can be followed up. Here's Cornish:
We've had approaches for a remake and a sequel. We've had approaches for a TV show to spin off it. But it's very early days, you know. So it's not out of the question but very early days, and I'd certainly like to do something different for my next thing if I get a chance to do a next thing.
Can't say fairer than that.
Cornish did also expound on Block star John Boyega's own concept of what a sequel might entail:
He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London… there's another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament… 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.
Of course has. He's an action icon, man. Just the way you made him.
So there we have it – nothing solid, and lots of maybes. But if you haven't seen Attack the Block and you now feel just a little bit more inclined to give it a go, then I guess Cornish wasn't wasting his time, and neither was I.