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Neil Blomkamp has revealed more information on his next project, Chappie. Neil will return to South Africa for the filming of this movie. Controversial South African dance/trance band ‘Die Antwoord’ (The Answer) is rumored to play a part in the film as well. Latest news is that Chappie will actually be based on one of Blomkamp’s earlier short films; the filmmaker himself confirmed as much saying that Chappie is “Basically based on Tetra Vaal.”

Here’s the short, Tetra Vaal:

More details on next Neil Blomkamp film Chappie:

Blomkamp went on to confirm that the robot in that video is the same character for Chappie that he’s hinted at in previous videos. The robot will retain his rabbit ears, which are a distinct homage to the robot character Briareos Hecatonchires from the manga/anime, Appleseed.

Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed

Briareos Hecatonchires from Appleseed

 

Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley

 

Whether Copley will be playing the robot character via motion-capture, Blomkamp would only respond with a coy, “Maybe.”