Nick Frost has taken on zombies, suburbanites, and a friendly alien that sounds like Seth Rogen, but his newest flick, Attack the Block looks like it may just be his time to step away from Simon Pegg and shine.
Directed by friend and collegue of Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, the film looks to do all of the things that Skyline and Battle of Los Angeles failed to do. Here’s the premise.
Set on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night, the film follows a street gang, Moses (John Boyega), Pest (Alex Esmail), Dennis (Franz Drameh), Jerome (Leeon Jones) and Biggz (Simon Howard). While they are mugging nurse Sam (Jodie Whittaker), a fiery object falls from the sky, crashing through the roof of a nearby car. When they investigate, they discover a creature from the meteor and they kill it. Soon more aliens crash land and the gang has to defend themselves and their council estate from the alien invaders.
The tagline alone, “Inner City vs. Outer Space”, should be enough to get you to see the film, but if you need more incentive, you can check out the brand new red band trailer for it after the jump.
Attack the Block is set to hit select US cities on July 29th.