|Directed by||Neill Blomkamp|
|Produced by||Simon Kinberg|
|Written by||Neill Blomkamp
|Music by||Ryan Amon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
CHAPPiE is an upcoming science fiction action comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Neill Blomkamp. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, and Sigourney Weaver, as well Ninja and Yolandi Visser from the rap/rave group Die Antwoord. The film is scheduled to be released on March 6, 2015, by Columbia Pictures.
Presumed to be a feature version of Blomkamp's own 2004 short Tetra Vaal, with elements from 2006 short Tempbot which features a similar-looking robot protagonist, the film will be about a robot named "CHAPPiE" programmed with the artificial intelligence to think and feel for himself.
Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than CHAPPiE: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, CHAPPiE will come under the influence of his surroundings -some good, some bad - and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes CHAPPiE different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
- Sharlto Copley as the voice of CHAPPiE, a boy in the mind of a robot
- Hugh Jackman as Vincent
- Dev Patel as Deon
- Sigourney Weaver
- Jose Pablo Cantillo as Yankie
- Anri du Toit as herself
- Watkin Tudor Jones as himself
CHAPPiE is Neill Blomkamp's third feature length film as director. He wrote the screenplay along with his District 9 partner Terri Tatchell. Filming began in the end of October 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It completed filming in February 2014.
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- "Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’". deadline.com. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Neill Blomkamp's Chappie Starts Filming, Adds Sigourney Weaver". comingsoon.net. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Production Begins on Blomkamp's 'Chappie,' Adds Sigourney Weaver". firstshowing.net. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "so we just finished shooting our CHAPPIE movie!".