The project reunites Boyega with filmmaker Joe Cornish, who wrote and directed “Attack the Block”.
The follow-up film, announced a decade after the original’s release, is currently in early stages of development by Studiocanal and Film 4. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
“I am delighted that we are officially announcing our return to the world of ‘Attack The Block’ on the tenth anniversary of the film’s release,” said Cornish. “I look forward to working alongside John again, bringing audiences an even greater share of the downtown alien action.”
Boyega gained international fame thanks to the sequel “Star Wars” trilogy, in which he played ex-stormtrooper Finn. He was a relatively unknown actor, however, by the time he was cast for the 2011 London shoot of “Attack the Block”. The story follows a teenage street gang – led by Moses de Boyega – forced to defend themselves against predatory alien invaders.
“Attack the Block” marked the directorial debut of Cornish, who then co-wrote “Ant-Man” and directed “The Kid Who would Be King”. The well-rated film, released in the United States by Sony’s Screen Gems, collapsed at the box office, but subsequently gained cult status.
In an Instagram post, Boyega says he’s “very excited” for the next iteration.
“It’s been a decade since ‘Attack The Block’ was released and so much has changed since then,” he said in a statement. Variety. “I am delighted to see this exacerbated story return to the streets of London. Moses has remained one of my favorite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honor.
Boyega is producing the sequel through its UpperRoom Productions banner. Cornish also produces with Nira Park for Complete Fiction Pictures, their production company with director Edgar Wright.
Deadline Hollywood first broke the news.