Robot Reject - First Poster for Neill Blomkamp's New Film 'Chappie'
Hi there! Meet Chappie. Sony Pictures has unveiled the first poster for Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi film Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley from District 9 as the lovable, goofy reject robot (seen on this poster). We first teased some of this art of the robot holding (and spelling out his name with) children's alphabet blocks at Comic-Con, where they had a few banners on display but no footage or any other marketing. The tweet where this comes from says the trailer for Chappie will hit the web tomorrow, but in the meantime we finally get a look at a poster. I've got a good feeling about this one, then again I said that about Elysium, too.
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.