“I brought you into this world… a machine that can think and feel.” Johnnie 5 is alive! Oops hold on Sony Pictures have released first trailer for Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie that robots can think for themselves whilst pulling at our heartstrings.
When you look back the Short Circuit robot must have been a pioneer of sorts in the South African filmmaker third film he will be hoping to emulate the success of District 9 after the minor bump of Elysium. Chappie certainly looks like it will pick the best elements of D9 which sees the gifted child like robot (voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley) defend himself against a mullet haired manipulator (Hugh Jackman) to do his ‘dirty deeds’ on become a ‘man’.
Chappie does have a a big inspiration from Pinocchio capturing the robots child like innocence but crossed by social-politics of District 9, delivering a nice balance though still a dark tone. Plenty of charm to be seen in this trailer however as for the comedy nothing on show yet but this is only the first trailer and still a longtime until the film’ release. We know the action will come in this, what we’re just hoping that the film which is based on short ‘Tetra Vaal’ is not over stretched fall at the same hurdles as Elysium. Our inkling Blomkamp may have learned his lessons from that film.
Chappie will arrive in UK on 6th March 2015 co-starring Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo
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.