Very little is known about District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp’s new film Chappie besides the fact that it revolves around a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters, and producer Simon Kinberg called it “the most provocative studio movie you’ll likely ever see.” Well it looks like Sony Pictures is ready to unveil this curious pic to the public, as the first look at the titular robot (played by Sharlto Copley) has been unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con by way of a Chappie poster banner. The film certainly looks to have a more darkly comedic tone than Blomkamp’s previous two features, and I’m really looking forward to seeing this thing in action in the near future. Moreover, the prospect of seeing Hugh Jackman stretch his comedy talents in an offbeat sci-fi comedy is highly enticing.
Hit the jump to check out the Chappie poster, which Steve snapped a picture of inside the SDCC convention center lobby. [We’ve updated the article with the film’s synopsis and a new poster banner.] The film also stars Sigourney Weaver, and Die Antwoord frontpeople Ninja and Yolandi Visser. Chappie opens in theaters on March 27, 2015.
Steve here. Due to the positioning of the poster with the light outside, this was a hard to photograph. That’s why we’re offering a ton of closeup shots.
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And here’s the film’s synopsis and a bonus poster via Chappie’s Facebook page:
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.