John Boyega Says He's Working On Something New With Attack The Block Director

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Before John Boyega was running rogue as a wayward Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor found himself defending a London block from aliens in Attack the Block. Released in 2011, the film was the directorial debut by Joe Cornish. And, apparently, it seems as if Boyega isn't quite finished with Cornish's work if the star's Twitter has something to say.

From his account, Boyega tweeted the following cryptic message: "Saw Joe Cornish the other day. Yes. We are brainstorming. #somethingnew." Clearly, there's not much revealed by Boyega's blurb, but fans are now wondering whether the two are in cahoots to create an Attack the Block sequel.

After all, Cornish spoke with IFC back in 2011 where he teased the possibility of more sci-fi action. In fact, Cornish revealed that Attack the Block had been in talks for a US remake and a spin-off TV series. "We've had approaches for a remake and a sequel. We've had approaches for a TV show to spin off it. But it's very early days, you know. So it's not out of the question but very early days, and I'd certainly like to do something different for my next thing if I get a chance to do a next thing," he said. No news has since surfaced about those Attack the Block continuations, but Cornish has confirmed that Boyega has tons of ideas to explore in a sequel.

Speaking about his friend's ideas, Cornish said, "He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in Attack the Block was just the [first] wave and there's another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament. He had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots…somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he's on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it's really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do."

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As for now, the pair are probably too busy to get their collaboration underway as Boyega is currently attached to projects such as Star Wars Episode VIII and Pacific Rim 2. Cornish is also keeping busy as he's currently signed on to direct Section 6 for Universal Studios.