Earlier this year at Comic-Con, a banner provided us a brief look at Chappie, the new film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, and now an official poster has been released. Per the logline: “After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.” It’s an interesting premise, and producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) says it’s “the most provocative studio movie you’ll likely ever see.” Blomkamp’s previous film, Elysium, was a major letdown, but I’m still willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially because this is a cute and intriguing poster.
Hit the jump to check out the Chappie poster, and come back tomorrow for the teaser trailer. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, and Hugh Jackman. Chappie opens March 27, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.