After exploding into the world with District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s follow up, Elysium, showed potential, but didn’t fully deliver. Still, he’s one of the most exciting and promising young filmmakers working in science fiction, and his next film, Chappie, is quickly coming down the pipe. Though we’re still a few months off, Sony Pictures released this new trailer that not only sheds more light on the story, it also makes Chappie look like not-too-distant relative of RoboCop.
This trailer provides a lot more exposition than what we’ve seen thus far. For instance, now we know that the title robot, voiced by Blomkamp’s frequent collaborator Sharlto Copley, began life as part of a new robotic police force.