In a world of sequels and remakes, we're often left to ask the question - is there an original idea in Hollywood anymore? Attack The Block proved there was and it's proving there are some sequels people actually want to see. Some. Attack The Block 2 is definitely one of them. When I caught the film at San Diego Comic Con in July - a fortnight before the limited US release - there was already talk of a sequel, so much so writer/director Joe Cornish, executive producer Edgar Wright and star John Boyega had to address the rumours in a post-screening Q & A. It was here that Boyega shared his vision for the project, a vision that raised more than a few excited goosebumps:
"I have this one image in my head of Moses on a BMX riding over London Bridge with a whole gang behind him as more asteroids rain down on the city," he says.
I spoke to Cornish earlier this month ahead of Attack The Block's Australian release date and he says Boyega also pitched him about seeing "Moses on a police horse".
"He has this whole image of a bigger alien attack on London, like the one we saw in the first film was the first wave, the beginning," he says.
"Just like when they find and kill the first alien, the baby, to when the others arrive, the next attack would be bigger creatures."Sounds. Awesome. Almost as awesome as the plethora of internet stories about Cornish being in "serious" talks about the possibility of an Attack The Block sequel and even a TV series.
"All that’s fun chit chat really," says Cornish.
"I guess Attack The Block was quite a punchy movie being just under 90 minutes so instead of feeling exhausted and bored by the end of it, like so many of these other three hour Hollywood movies, people want more.
"It would be nice to work with a bigger budget. Plenty of people keep asking me about."
Although Cornish says he's working on "something pretty exciting" at the moment - and entirely Attack The Block unrelated - Boyega's vision does appeal to him.
"John (Boyega) has spoken a lot to me about Moses leading the defence of another alien invasion and them peddling an army over London Bridge.
"We'll see . . . it's just really fun to even talk and think about it."
Only time will tell if we can believe in an ATB sequel, bruv.