Director Neill Blomkamp (who helmed District 9 and Elysium) is set to start filming his next movie this Fall. The film, a science-fiction comedy movie, is titled Chappie. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“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.”
Actor Sharlto Copley (who starred in both Elysium and District 9) will lend his voice to the title robot character. And Ninja and Yolandi Visser, who are members of the South African rap duo Die Antwoord, will play the two gangsters. The cast also includes Dev Patel (the actor from Slumdog Millionaire).
The film is said to be based on Neill Blomkamp’s own short film Tetra Vaal:
For those who don’t know Die Antwoord, here’s a music video of one of their songs:
The release date of Chappie hasn’t been announced yet. The film should hit theaters sometime in 2014.