The first trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie was intimate, emotional and quite charming, but now things have changed as a new trailer reveals Blomkamp’s true design for his latest masterpiece.
Going all Robocop on your ass, this new trailer adds tension, threat, menace and anarchy as Chappie fights back against those hunting him. Blomkamp’s unmistakable realistic style is all over this trailer, as is his trademark keen eye for social observation. Chappie himself looks stunning, but the big action spectacles look incredible, and some of the other robots (espcially the ED-209 lookalike) are superbly realized. Hell, even Hugh Jackman’s hair looks cool (OK, so that is pushing it a bit), but wow what an impressive trailer this is!
Check it out below.
Neill Blomkamp directs the film from a screenplay he has written with Terri Tatchell. He will also produce the film with Simon Kinberg. The film will be released in UK cinemas on 6th March.
Chappie 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. The film stars Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters. The cast also includes Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver and Jose Pablo Cantillo
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.