First Promo Banner for Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie' from Comic-Con
by Alex Billington
July 23, 2014
"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:
More close-up of the actual Chappie robot seen here scribbling art (and his name) on a wall on the banner:
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.