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Cinefantastique's New York Comic Con 2011: Joe Cornish on Attack the Block

Posted: 11/ 2/2011 7:22 pm

2011-11-02-ATB_410_v01.jpgYou gotta love an alien invasion film where the aliens make the serious mistake of trying to invade some council estates (read, "projects") in London and discover that the street-tough kids there are not going to yield the territory without racking up a body count. That's the idea behind Attack the Block, Joe Cornish's directorial debut that was exec produced by Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright. It's neatly pulled off with a surprising bit of depth, and worth checking out on its homevid release.

So a bunch of us were gathered in a room in New York Comic Con's press warren, and got to throw questions indiscriminately (but incisively) at Joe. I managed to capture the session for this podcast.


Also: Check out the latest Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast, featuring a discussion of the new sci-fi film In Time, at Cinefantastique Online