Screen Gems to Release Nick Frost’s When Aliens Attack Film

Screen Gems to Release Nick Frost’s When Aliens Attack Film

Sony’s Screen Gems will distribute “Attack the Block” the British film from director Joe Cornish starring comic book super-fan Nick Frost. Check out the trailer...

Attack the Block is debut feature from screenwriter Joe Cornish. Sony announced today their Screen Gems division will distribute the British film to American audiences. Cornish is an often collaborator with Edgar Wright and together they are writing the script for Wright’s Marvel adaptation of Ant-Man. Wright also serves as producer on Attack the Block.
The films stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, and Luke Treadaway.

“Sony announced today that it will distribute Joe Cornish’s debut feature, the London kids vs. aliens action comedy Attack the Block, via its Screen Gems division. “The film is, at once, charming, scary, funny, hip, clever and completely hits its mark,” said Screen Gems president Culpepper in a press release.


ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who rob Sam (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.

The film stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, and Luke Treadaway co-star alongside John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, and Jumayn Hunter

From Sony’s press release:
Bersch stated, “ATTACK THE BLOCK has already proven to captivate the SXSW audience with its unique and suspense filled plot including our executives Scott Shooman and Lia Buman who saw it during the festival and raved about it. Joe has created a piece of work we know the masses will enjoy and we are thrilled to be bringing it to a larger stage through Screen Gems.”

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