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Attack the Block Stateside in July

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There’s quite a bit of positive buzz flying around for the latest alien invasion flick from our friends across the pond, Attack the Block, and finally a US release date has come our way. So when does the battle begin?

Screen Gems just announced that the flick will be hitting one week after the San Diego Comic-Con on July 29th, where it will duke it out for your box office dollars with Cowboys and Aliens. Who’s getting your hard earned greenbacks? Tell us in the comments section below.

Be sure to read our Attack the Block review, and for more check out the Attack the Block (US) Facebook page and the Attack the Block website.

Synopsis
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 housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And weapon-wielding teenage thugs into heroes. Think ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 only with monsters and a tower block. Or LA HAINE crossed with ALIENS. It’s inner city versus outer space.

Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she’s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory.

While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors falls. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade, and nothing will stand in their way. THE ESTATE IS ABOUT TO BECOME A BATTLEGROUND. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block’s, only hope.

Attack the Block Stateside in July

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One Comment

  1. I saw this at an early screener. If you’re expecting the brilliance of Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz then reign in your expectations. But if your in the mood for a fun, light monster romp this film is far better than average despite the generic plot line it embraces.

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