We have another posted and profile look at the beloved robot Chappie in Neil Blomkamp’s Sci-Fi movie Chappie. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, and Die Antwoord rap-rave duo Ninja and Yolandi Visser. The story follows a boy who is kidnapped and then adopted by a loving family, who realize he’s incredibly gifted and smart. There’s a catch, though… he’s a robot. You can see the childlike attributes of the robot in the art you see here.
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Chappie is based on one of Blomkamp’s earlier short films, Tetra Vaal. Blomkamp went on to confirm that the robot in that short film is the same character for Chappie. The robot will retain his rabbit ears, which are a distinct homage to the robot character Briareos Hecatonchires from the manga/anime, Appleseed.
We can’t wait until the first trailer gets released. Chappie has the potential to be a lovable robot, comparing to the likes of Wall-E, Johnny 5 and even C3PO or R2-D2.
The film is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2015