Writer-director Joe Cornish's Attack the Block is gearing up for its U.K. release; Empire has released a new poster for the occasion. A hit at this year's South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), Attack the Block won the SXSW Audience Award and near universal praise for Cornish's directorial debut. The festival helped win the movie U.S. distribution, though no release date has been set yet.
While Cornish has co-written the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's upcoming The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and the in-development Ant-Man with Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright (who produced Attack the Block), Cornish started his career as a comedian on the BBC sketch show The Adam and Joe Show. It's taken a decade for Cornish to finally make his first movie, but Cornish explained to The Skinny that he was "just waiting till I was ready."
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My life is littered with abandoned first acts. It took writing with Edgar Wright on Ant-Man to give me a hands-on screenwriting course. Not from the ground up, hopefully, but it gave me the courage and confidence to work something through from beginning to end.