Plot Details for Neill Blomkamp's CHAPPIE
Neill Blomkamp's next sci-fi film project, Chappie, is set and ready to go! Sony Pictures and MRC have come on board to co-produce and co-finance the production. With this announcement come some actual plot details for the movie, which will star Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium).
According to the press release, the film tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.
It was also confirmed that the film will also star Ninja and Yolandi Visser of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord.
Before today, all we knew was that the movie would be more of a comedy, and that it was inspired by Blomkamp's short film, Tetra Vaal. The director previously described the script he wrote saying that it's "laugh-out-loud funny but also emotional," then adding, “It’s fairly touching, but, you know, fraught with gunfire.”
I enjoy Blomkamp's style. Elysium is getting hit with a lot of mixed reviews, more bad than good, but I liked it, and thought it was really entertaining. Except for the part where I spilled a large, icy cup of Cherry Coke onto my crotch during the movie.