After the success of District 9, Neill Blomkamp had a bit of a misstep with the ambitious but massively flawed Elysium. However it looks like he could be back on track with Chappie, which from its first trailer is looks like it could to be a real charmer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.’ Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley star.
The movie is in cinemas next spring. Take a look at the trailer below.