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Robot Fights For Its Humanity in Chappie Trailer

| 4 Nov 2014 22:11

District 9 director's third film follows a mechanical hero

Director Neil Blomkamp blew the blockbuster world's doors off with his Oscar-nominated debut District 9, but stumbled a bit with disappointing box-office for his follow-up Elysium. Now, the socially-conscious sci-fi maestro is looking to bounce back with the robot-starring action-drama Chappie.

Recalling earlier robot adventures like Short Circuit and Bicentennial Man, the film follows the exploits of Chappie - the first robot with actual artificial intelligence - and the influences that will form his understanding of the world as he "grows up" in a world that fears what the childlike machine could become. In the new trailer, he learns to mimic a He-Man cartoon, while posters ominously depict him having to choose between a set of children's building-blocks... or a gun.

The human cast features Dev Patel as a scientist and Hugh Jackman as a (possible) villain who distrusts Chappie. Sigourney Weaver and Jose Pablo Cantillo also star. The film is due out in February 2015.

Source: Sony Pictures

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