Attack the Block script
Synopsis: South London teenagers (John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones) defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.

She tucks her PHONE in her HANDBAG. Ahead, the GANG

watch, exchanging unheard comments, conferring.

SAM hugs her HANDBAG close. She walks forward, playing

it cool. Then:

The two BIKE BOYS split from the group and pedal lazily

towards her. SAM steels herself, slows.

They pass VERY CLOSE. Their HOODS are up, their faces

masked, they loom at her like spectres -

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-- but pass right by. SAM walks on, relieved. Too soon.

Because now the remaining YOUTHS ahead stroll out into

the street in front of her.


(under her breath)


They form a ramshackle line across her path. Anonymous,

nonchalant, menacing.

SAM stops. Afraid. It’s a stand-off. Nobody says

anything. The silhouetted YOUTHS exchange whispers.



...set the pace, set the pace...

The dominant youth (YOUTH 1) walks towards her. She

turns around. Behind her, the two BIKE BOYS straddle

their rides lazily, blocking her exit.

When she turns back; SHOCK! YOUTH 1 is RIGHT THERE.


(fast, aggressive)

Gimme the phone, gimme the

phone, gimme the phone...

Only his EYES are visible between hood and bandana,

like some ghoulish highway robber. SAM fumbles in her

bag, face pale with fear. Gives him her PHONE.


The money, the purse, gimme the

purse, give it me...

SAM delves into her bag again with trembling hands.

Impatient, the youth GRABS the whole bag.




Don’t fuck with me, get me?

He throws the bag behind him. Another YOUTH catches it,

forages inside. SAM lifts her hands defensively -



-- inadvertently revealing an ANTIQUE RING on her

finger. The lead youth SEES IT.


Gimme da t ring...

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Joe Cornish

Joseph Murray "Joe" Cornish (born 20 December 1968) is an English comedian, television and radio presenter, film director, writer and actor, who together with his long-time comedy partner, Adam Buxton, forms the comedy duo Adam and Joe. In 2011, Cornish released his directorial debut Attack the Block. He has also co-written The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, with Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright, and Ant-Man, with Wright, Adam McKay and Paul Rudd. more…

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