We are enthralled with anything that director Neill Blomkamp does.
His Oscar-nominated District 9 is about as perfect of a movie as they come. And his Matt Damon-starring Elysium is a thrill ride that pops visually.
His latest, Chappie, looks to combine aspects of both those films in the most original of ideas and the film’s trailer has premiered.
Chappie (voiced by longtime Blomkamp friend Sharlto Copley) is a self-aware robot designed by Dev Patel. He is childish and must learn as any child does.
But, in the world he is living in, he may not have that opportunity.
There are forces at work that want to see him destroyed, led by Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman (as a villain!).
Blomkamp's latest lands in theaters March 6 and is easily one of the most anticipated of early 2015. In the meantime, watch Elysium online and prepare to be amazed.