While ELYSIUM opens across the globe and divides genre fans, director Neill Blomkamp is already hard at work on his follow-up, a sci-fi action-comedy called CHAPPIE. It was announced the other day that Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC, the studio and financier behind ELYSIUM, are re-teaming with Blomkamp on the project, which begins shooting this fall.
Chappie tells the story of a robot with artificial intelligence that is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.
Blomkamp has said that CHAPPIE is like "ROBOCOP but hilarious. If you mixed 'Robocop' with 'E.T.' and it was... funny, that’s what it is."
CHAPPIE stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel and South African musicians Die Antwoord (Ninja and Yolandi Visser).
Die Antwoord's Yolandi Visser