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.