Attack the Block

Attack the Block’ is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes.

It’s inner city versus outer space.

Writer/Director: Joe Cornish

Producers: Nira Park and James Wilson

Executive Producers: Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson and Edgar Wright

Cast: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter and Nick Frost

UK Distribution: Optimum Releasing – DVD/Blu-ray out now

North American Distribution: Sony Screen Gems – DVD/Blu-ray out now

  • Breakthrough British Film-maker / Joe Cornish – 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
  • Young British Performer Award / John Boyega – 32nd London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
  • Nominated, John Boyega Outstanding Actor & Outstanding Breakthrough – The Black Reel Awards 2011
  • Winner, Best First Feature – The Toronto Film Critics Association 2011
  • Winner, Best Debut Director – NY Film Critics Online 2011
  • Winner, Best Midnight Audience Award | Austin SXSW Film Festival 2011
  • Nominated, Best Directorial Debut – Joe Cornish | British Independent Film Awards 2011
  • Nominated, Most Promising Newcomer – John Boyega | British Independent Film Awards 2011
  • Winner, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature | Los Angeles Film Festival 2011
  • Winner, Melies d’Argent | Lund International Fantastic Film Fest 2011
  • Winner, Audience Award – Best European or American Feature | Montreal Fantasia International Film Festival 2011
  • Winner, Best Motion Picture | Sitges Film Festival 2011
  • Winner, Special Jury Award | Sitges Film Festival 2011
  • Winner, Jose Luis Critics Award | Sitges Film Festival 2011
  • Winner, Best Original Soundtrack | Sitges Film Festival 2011
  • Nominated, Outstanding British Debut of 2012 / BAFTA
  • Nominated, Best First Film of 2012 / The Guardian
  • Nominated, Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture / The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012
  • Peterpan

    can’t wait 2 see dis film ma brothers friend iz in it. But still it sounds sickkk!!

  • Asssa

    Absolutely brilliant film – Best of British, great special effects too!

  • Raving Ponce Machine

    Hey lovely Big Talk, 

    Compliments of the season and congratulations on the news from Austin today.

    I was just cross referencing your list with mine & I notice you don’t list the Hungarian award here, or the Writers Guild nomination or the other five Black Reel nominations.

    Wishing you continued success in your many and varied ventures in 2012 xx