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First Promo Banner for Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie' from Comic-Con

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July 23, 2014

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

"He also happens to be a robot." Meet Chappie, a boy kidnapped by criminals who becomes an adopted son of a "strange and dysfunctional family". The first promo banner for Neill Blomkamp's third film, Chappie, has been found inside of the halls of Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego. The Con has been launching grounds for Blomkamp's last two sci-fi creations, Elysium and District 9, and while Sony doesn't have his latest film listed on any panels yet, it will be getting a reveal here as indicated by this banner. It's a very wide promo banner positioned right above the entrance doors, showing the robot drawing child-like sketches on a wall. Sharlto Copley stars as Chappie, joined by Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel. Photos below.

Here are some of our own photos of the banner on display inside the convention center at Comic-Con 2014:

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie - Comic-Con Artwork

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie - Comic-Con Artwork

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie - Comic-Con Artwork

More close-up of the actual Chappie robot seen here scribbling art (and his name) on a wall on the banner:

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie - Comic-Con Artwork

If this is only the very first reveal, we definitely expect to see more from Chappie at Comic-Con - stay tuned.

Update! Here is another photo I found on Instagram showing the inside of an elevator with the same art:

Official synopsis: After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot. Chappie is the third film written and directed by South African sci-fi auteur Neill Blomkamp, following up Elysium and District 9 previously. The script was co-written by Terri Tatchell, based on Blomkamp's short Tetra Vaal. After filming down in South Africa last year, with a cast including South African rappers Die Antwoord, the film will be ready for release in March next year. Sony Pictures has Neill Blomkamp's Chappie scheduled for release starting March 6th, 2015. Stay tuned for the first trailer.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Wow!!!~ Very exciting to see this. // AB, are you in San Diego?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      Yes! Both Ethan and I are here in San Diego covering Comic-Con straight through until Sunday. Bring on the Con craziness! Lots planned over the next few days.
      • Tey
        Hey Alex will u have a live blog for WB's presentation? I have a feeling something big is going down.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
          Yes! Don't worry, we will be live blogging most of the major studio panels - Paramount, Warner Bros, Marvel, Legendary. Can't wait to find out what surprises they have in store.
      • DAVIDPD
        So excited for you and Ethan!!! Have a blast! Don't get sick.
  • Tey
    Terri Tatchell is back! Great news.
  • Xerxexx
    Oh awesome.
  • RobotProphet
    *hug*! I can't wait! Blomkamp you're my hero ^^
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Can someone remind me on why people hate the movie Elysium.
    • Richard 33377
      Because it looked like a cheap Syfy channel movie and it had a poorly structured plot, no act structure etc...
      • Avi
        nonsens and yes syfy is crap...
      • avconsumer2
        While not one of my favorite movies, I'll just completely totally disagree with your f/x critique.
    • Avi
      Hate it? It was great and everyone I know liked it too!
    • Lagoya
      I absolutely love Elysium, It's a throwback to the old school Arnie Sci-fi films like The Running Man, Terminator etc. I always thought that if it was made 20-30 years ago Arnie could play Matt Damon's character.
  • Jorrell Mcdaniel
    OMFG. I CAN`T WAIT TO SEE THIS.
  • Richard 33377
    Yawn, Blomkamp trying again, Chappie will be a repeat of D-9 and Elysium, can't he come up with anything new?
  • Avi
    Blomkamp is a talented director and he can't make enough syfy movies....
  • orangutanklaus
    yolandi & ninja <3
  • Chris Groves
    Blomkamp is the new Ridley Scott for me...in that he makes films that everyone seems to go nuts over, only for me to see them and be seriously under-whelmed. His films are never even among the best sci-fi movies of the year, let alone among the best overall movies of the year. They aren't bad, but they are just good.
    • avconsumer2
      Indeed. I specifically enjoy (& share) his apparent fetish for futuristic weapon porn, something Ridley seems to have (sadly) shed sometime in his younger days. Probably enjoyed them a bit more than you did apparently. Definitely always something a little off about them though.
  • ChristianPasquariello
    This guy can't lose.

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