John Boyega to Return as Moses in 'Attack the Block 2'

Joe Cornish returns to write and direct the sequel

Umberto Gonzalez

John Boyega will return as Moses in the sequel to the 2011 sci-fi cult hit “Attack the Block,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Joe Cornish will return as well to write and direct the sequel. Plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps.

“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,” Boyega said in a statement. “Moses has remained one of my favourite characters to play and bringing him back is a huge honour.”

“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,” added Cornish. “I can’t wait to work alongside John again, bringing audiences an even bigger slice of inner-city alien action.”

“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.

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. 

Deadline first reported the news.

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