Now that we know that the next Neill Blomkamp movie will be an Alien flick, we are looking at Chappie with a whole new set of highly anticipated eyes.
The arrival of the first Chappie clip does nothing but increase that!
The scene shows us how Chappie became “discarded” and why our hero was not always wired so charmingly adorable.
Chappie features frequent Blomkamp collaborator Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) as the voice of the title character, as well as Dev Patel as the scientist who takes an interest in the AI fueled robot, Hugh Jackman as the man charged with “hunting” him and original Alien star Sigourney Weaver.
As teased in the Chappie trailer, Chappie is an artificially intelligent robot who has the mind (right now) of a child. And like a child, he has the wild imagination that the entire world is his playground. But, what is Chappie’s world?
There are many that want him destroyed and believe that he is a threat to mankind. There are also many, like Patel’s character, who believe that Chappie may be the savior of us all.
That, and many more elements, will be explored when Chappie hits theaters March 6.
Check out Blomkamp’s most recent film and watch Elysium online.