Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions picked up U.S. rights to Attack the Block, the Joe Cornish-directed Midnight Feature Audience Award winner from SXSW. The film will be released by Screen Gems. It’s basically Super 8 in an urban London setting, as a gang of tough inner-city kids battle a bunch of invading aliens.

Said Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper: “Steve Bersch screened this film for me and I fell completely in love with it. The film is, at once, charming, scary, funny, hip, clever and completely hits its mark. I hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with these incredibly talented filmmakers.”

Here’s a trailer:

ILDC
4 years
I think they should have given it to TriStar, based on the success of District 9.
ILDC
4 years
I think doing a remake is more comparable to Screen Gems' Death at a Funeral.
Ripsnorter
4 years
Turns up at Buffalo Gal's place with flowers, chocolates, dinner invitation, hopes not to get Maced.