Sigourney joins Blomkamp’s latest

Sigourney joins Blomkamp’s latest

Neill Blomkamp hasn’t wasted any time delving into his next project following Elysium, with the film Chappie already through pre-production and into filming status. Chappie is reported to be a new sci/fi film from Blomkamp, a genre he’s clearly comfortable in though this latest effort looks to be a little different from the previous two.

Currently filming in Johannesburg, South Africa, Chappie appears to be more of a sci/fi comedy this time around, following the story of a robot kidnapped by two criminals and destined to become the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family.

Sharlto Copley of course has been cast, he will be providing the voice for Chappie, Hugh Jackman is attached as well as Dev Patel, and recently announced Sigourney Weaver has also been cast in the film.

So a deviation from the more familiar gritty sci/fi films that we are used to seeing from Blomkamp, it’ll be interesting to see him tackle a sci/fi comedy blend this time around. Chappie is targeting a 2015 release, which means a much shorter wait this time around for a new Blomkamp film than last time.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.