For fans of director Neill Blomkamp, he can do no wrong – judging by his first two wide release films, District 9 and Elysium. Now that the trailer for his latest, Chappie, has landed, it appears that the filmmaker is ever expanding his world and tapping into emotions that will surely rise to the surface, even just from this teaser.
Sharlto Copley stars as the title character, and he’s a robot who has the mentality of a little boy. Blomkamp has given his good friend and star of his previous two films something extraordinary to work with in this story that chronicles how in our supposedly advanced world, even something as different as a robot with human emotions could possibly make us fearful.
The all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Sigourney Weaver.
Look for Chappie March 6, 2016 and in the meantime, watch Elysium online and revel in Blomkamp’s brilliance.
Sony has also released the film’s first poster, check it out in the slideshow below.