We can't quite tell, when watching the trailer for Battle: Los Angeles, whether the aliens or the soldiers have the upper hand. But if there's one thing we most definitely CAN tell from the first trailer for Attack the Block—when those aliens land in the UK and have to face down a street gang, those invaders are going to be TOAST.
Much like the forever-in-development-hell adaptation of William Gibson's Neuromancer, Neal Stephenson's sci-fi classic Snow Crash is an essential cyberpunk novel that's had nothing but bad luck on its way to the big screen. But Attack the Block's Joe Cornish could be set to change all that.
"We were doing something people don't do in the UK that often," said writer/director Joe Cornish about the thrilling alien invasion film Attack the Block. "We were trying to make an adventure film, a fantasy film, a chase film."