Attack the Block is a strong contender for one of our favorite movies of the year, and we wish more people had seen it. Will a U.S. remake help, or just ruin what was great about the original? We can't tell for sure — but director Joe Cornish told IFC News an Americanized remake is being discussed. Also being talked about: a television series. (Although, as a friend of mine who works with kids in juvenile hall pointed out a while back, if you made Attack the Block in the U.S., all of the kids would have guns.)

Also, Cornish revealed a bit more about star John Boyega's ideas for a sequel, which Boyega himself had told us about a while back:

He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in 'Attack the Block' was just the [first] wave and there's another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament... He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots...somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he's on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens.


More details at the link. [IFC News]