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Screen Gems has just redeemed itself for THE ROOMMATE! Just
joking, as the distributor has also been responsible for some solid genre
titles in the past few years, but its best is yet to come; ATTACK THE BLOCK
will hit U.S. shores!
SPWA president Steve Bersch and Screen Gems president Clint
Culpepper announced the acquisition of the Joe Cornish-directed, Edgar Wright- produced, London-set alien-invasion flick
today (which we saw over on Badass Digest). As the press release puts it, “ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam
(Jodie Whittaker) as she is walking home in a scary South London tower block. She
flees when the gang is attacked by a small alien creature which falls from the
sky. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of creatures
falls. The gang grabs weapons, mount bikes, and set out to defend their turf.
But this time, the creatures are much bigger. Savage and bestial, nothing will
stand in their way. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are
about to become her only hope.”
Culpepper said, “Steve Bersch screened this
film for me and I fell completely in love with it. The film is, at once,
charming, scary, funny, hip, clever and completely hits its mark. I hope this
is the beginning of a long relationship with these incredibly talented filmmakers.”
I caught ATTACK THE BLOCK at SXSW and loved it to no end. No release date has been announced, but with Screen Gems on board, this should mean it’s getting the wide release it
deserves. Seriously, get stoked.
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