Jean Boyega | John Boyega co-wrote the script for the Attack the Block sequel
John Boyega co-wrote the “Attack the Block” sequel.
The 30-year-old actor reprises his role as Moses in a sequel to the 2011 sci-fi comedy and revealed he had a major role in the script with director Joe Cornish.
In an interview with Collider, John said: “This process has been fantastic. The story was actually pitched by myself and Joe Cornish. We worked together a lot to create a story that was meaningful to Moses and the others. characters, and the new characters that will also appear in the sequel.
“And then, too, there are different perspectives in the writing, with Joe having his perspective and me having mine.”
The original film follows a gang in London who must defend themselves from alien invaders and John says the image will reflect the changes that have taken place in the city since the first film.
The ‘Star Wars’ actor explained, “London has changed so much, in so many different ways, over the years since the first movie. We’re just trying to make sure we explore it all, while bringing a whole different vibe to this crazy first movie we made.”
Boyega confirmed that the “story backbone” was complete and suggested that it wouldn’t be long before the film began production.
He said: “We’re pretty close. We’re getting there. Obviously we don’t want to give anyone dates because we want to deal with the creative process.
“We have the main backbone of the story, but we’re still in the lab, just making sure the story is correct. The story is everything.”
John continued, “But it won’t be too long. I’ve given them the drums to speed up the process. Hopefully soon we’ll have an announcement of when we’ll be in London, to ruin it all.”