attack the block


“Snow Crash”: HBO Max to Adapt Neal Stephenson’s Seminal Cyberpunk Novel

"Snow Crash": Neal Stephenson's Seminal Cyberpunk Novel Set for HBO Max Adapt Series

HBO Max announced this week that they would be producing a TV series from Neal Stephenson's dystopian gonzo Cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. The story features Hiro Protagonist, a hacker and pizza delivery guy for the mafia. Hiro takes the role of cyberpunk street samurai very seriously. In cyberspace, he's a godlike superhero. He befriends Y.T., […]

Joe Cornish Latest Rumored Frontrunner For Star Trek 3 Director Job

As JJ Abrams deals with all sorts of drama over at his new gig, the franchise he left behind is still playing musical chairs trying to lock down a director for Star Trek 3. From John M. Chu to Rupert Wyatt, and now… Joe Cornish. Deadline reports Paramount is "sweet on" the British writer/director to […]

Brandon Generator Takes Over Attack The Block Ad Breaks On Channel 4

Attack The Block was written and directed by Joe Cornish, collaborator on the Ant Man and Tintin movie scripts with Edgar Wright. Edgar also produced the film. And it's having its network premiere on Channel 4 in the UK right now. Which is why the interactive motion comic Brandon Generator, created by Tommy Lee Edwards, […]

Nathan Fillion Guest Stars In The Superheroes, A Web Video From Sam And Tim Daly

The starting point for this mini-sitcom episode is that Nathan Fillion and Tim Daly have both provided voices for animated DC superheroes. The ending point is… best discovered for yourself. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzNMtGx_cZc[/youtube] You may not have recognised the music that plays right at the start. Check out this jingle from The Adam & Joe Radio Show, […]

101 Films From 2011 That You Really Shouldn't Have Missed

I think 2011 has turned out to be a vintage year with well on the way to 200 hundred new releases that I thought were easily worth the time and money that I spent on them. I've whittled that list down to the 101 films I think movie buffs should catch up with, for one […]

America! Watch The Best Film Of The Year (So Far) For Just $0.99

Right now, Amazon in the US are offering online rentals of Attack the Block for just $0.99. Clearly, that's an offer too good to pass up. I think it's the best film I've seen this year – so far at least – but lots of other people have shared their enthusiasm for the film too: […]

So How About Attack The Block: The TV Show – Or An American Remake?

I've really, truly loved Tyrannosaur, Arrietty, Crazy, Stupid Love and lots of other films this year, but so far, none has meant as much to me as Attack the Block. 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 […]

"And Now An Important Message From The Director And Star Of Attack The Block"

Here's a PSA starring Joe Cornish and John Boyega, the director and lead actor of Attack the Block. It's most amusing. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLa_8XvMCM[/youtube] Attack the Block remains the best film I've seen all year, and despite some stiff competition. Please go see it, I really think you're very likely to fall in love with it. I […]

Live From The Attack The Block Panel

The US trailer has played, and we're now into a clip. Edgar Wright and John Boyega are charming the pants of the crowd, but this is Joe's show, and so it should be. Cornish has made a remarkable film and I think Hall H must be in the process of falling in love with it. […]



Alien For Sale On E-Bay Seems To Be A Casualty Of Attack The Block

A "large unknown alien creature" is up for auction on e-Bay with a reserve price of one million pounds. There are four not-very-revealing pictures included, one of which is above. Now, I'm thinking this is some kind of Attack the Block publicity stunt. Here's the evidence: It's appeared for auction now, just before the film […]

Attack The Block Gets Toothy New Poster And TV Spot

The aliens in Attack the Block are at once very familiar and brilliantly original. And they've got really, really scary teeth. Who ever designed the above new poster seems to have worked out at least that last part for themselves. If you can help me remember what it is I'm reminded of (besides the opening […]

Make Your Own Attack The Block Cast Out Of Paper

Can't get enough of that Attack the Block stuff? Then load up the inkjet and get ready to print, because thanks to Edinburgher Sally, creator of We Are Paper People, you can now build your own gang of South London hoodies out of nothing more than good old 80gsm. She's provided cut-out-and-crease designs for five […]

Second Trailer For Attack The Block

I've now seen Attack the Block, having been leaning forward intently, tracking its every move for a couple of years. I don't want to go into too much detail right now, but I think it's a great film, probably better even than its reputation amongst the bloggers, critics and festival punters who have seen it […]

Sunday At Kapow – How It Went Down

Sunday at Kapow was a much shorter day than Saturday, yet seemed to pack in an awful lot more. My first panel was one held by Momentum Pictures, in order to plug not one, or two, but five films: Hobo With a Shotgun, Red Hill, Troll Hunter, The Woman in Black and Insidious. The first […]


Sony To Release Attack The Block In The USA – So Send Them Flowers

Doubters, stop doubting, because the redoubtable Attack the Block is coming to the US of A. Joe Cornish's sci-fi action comedy – something like John Carpenter with a slightly more humorous sense of humour – has proven to be a huge hit with the privileged few who've already seen it. Here's the trailer and first […]

Attack The Block's First TV Spot Reminds Me Why I'm So Excited About This Film

This first TV spot for Joe Cornish's Attack the Block was premiered during an episode of Skins. Must be the sci-fi connection they were working there. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0hV-mGeFCE[/youtube] Apologies to any visitors from outside of South London who sadly won't have been able to understand a single word of that without subtitles. Including the captions. Tsk.

First Poster For Attack The Block

Here's the British quad poster for Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, tagline: Inner City vs. Outer Space. Shouldn't put anybody off, eh? The film will be in UK cinemas in May, in US cinemas sometime after. I've been writing about the film regularly for a couple of years now, and was even lucky enough to […]