Joe Cornish’s feature debut as writer/director is Attack the Block, which pits a group of teenage gang members up against an invading alien force, and it’s looking pretty great.

The first few clips played on BBC One’s Film2011 last night and teased us to the brink of expectancy, and now there’s a full blown trailer to get you in the mood.

The film stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whitaker and Luke Treadaway and if you’re a fan then it’s worth keeping an eye on the film’s Facebook page, and you can go to the main site to register for updates or if you Twit then  follow the film here.

Though we weren’t one of the select few to be shown the film this week there’s plenty of embargo breaking goodness for the film, and from what we’ve seen so far, and what we’ve (unofficially) heard the film is (unofficially) great.

Synopsis: Attack the Block¹ is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It¹s inner city versus outer space.

Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when she¹s robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. She¹s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory.

While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall.Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. The estate is about to become a battleground. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the block¹s, only hope.

Have a butchers,