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One of the most underappreciated sci-fi films of the 21st century, the original Attack the Block was funny, frightening, frenetic and fresh on its release in 2o11. When we covered the film for the Breakout Role Podcast last year, we were struck by how current it still felt, and how immediately bright the star wattage of John Boyega shone. Now Boyega and co are returning to the block, with a sequel to the cult hit confirmed to be in development.

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In the latest episode of the Breakout Role Podcast, Luke and Jess look at a more recent success story, that, in a personal attack on Luke as he pushes 30, was also 9 years ago…It’s Attack the Block! Joe Cornish’s cult hit sci-fi story of a group of London kids taking on vicious aliens in their block of flats.

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The Fantastic Flix programme for the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019 is looking really fantastic – a diverse selection that celebrates films for young people from all over the world. Among the highlights of the programme announced so far is the attendance of director Joe Cornish for a screening of his latest film The Kid Who Would Be King, but a simple meet-and-greet isn’t all the director has in store when he arrives to Dublin for the 13th of February.

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