Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block is one of the more anticipated films at this year’s SXSW, and that was even before today’s trailer premiere. The story follows a bunch of British hoodie thugs whose evening of robbery and rabble-rousing is interrupted by an alien invasion. Knowing the police won’t set foot in the area the teens step up to defend their neighborhood the only way they know how. And yes, it does involve Nick Frost.

Cornish has some writing/directing experience for TV in the UK, but this year sees him branching out into theatrical releases as well. In addition to his feature debut here he also co-wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of the Unicorn and may be working with Edgar Wright on the long gestating Ant-Man.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Attack the Block opens in the UK on May 11, 2011. There’s currently no plans for a US release. [via Empire]

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