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.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
I know this is a comedy but I still hope there are some eye popping visuals/action.
Jon Odishaw on Nov 3, 2014
like! there's a similarity in the robot design from his previous films, sure, but the double-take juxtaposition of the building blocks, the bling necklace and the gun is great. it makes you interested, tells you a little, but leaves you intrigued in knowing more. job done.
son_et_lumiere on Nov 3, 2014
I see DISTRICT 9 influence. I love how close he keeps his visual style in his films. I wonder what IG-88 will look like?
DAVIDPD on Nov 3, 2014
I'm guessing Chappie's going to hold that gun sideways, like the gangster he is.
Nielsen700 on Nov 3, 2014
I don't want to say that this will be bad, but it may just turn out to be so so like Elysium, I mean Blomkamp seems to come up with cool ideas but just can't seem to tell a flowing story like Nolan, Tarantino, Fincher or Abrams.
Goodfella on Nov 3, 2014
nolan lol looks like he is gonna have 2 duds in a row
HG2012 on Nov 4, 2014
Two duds in a row?? Oh you're talking about The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar. I forgot that TDKR was a dud...seeing as it's an 88% at Rottentomatoes...#51 in the IMDB's Top 250....grossed over 1 billion at the box office. Yeah....TOTAL DUD. Way to call that one. Then there's Interstellar which is 75% at Rottentomatoes and is being called a masterpiece by every other reviewer. (Received a 9.5/10 by this site). Clearly another steaming turd by Nolan. Do I need to continue beating you down? LOL
VodkaSauce on Nov 4, 2014
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