Neil Blomkamp’s next feature film deals with a robotic policeman who is kidnapped by two gangbangers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The film is based on one of Neil Blomkamp’s short films. The script for feature version is being co-written by Blomkamp and writing partner Terri Tatchtell. The film is going to star South African rap artists Ninja and Yo-Landie Vi$$er of the musical group Die Antward. The part of the robotic policeman will be played by Shartlo Copley.
Recently, Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he’s going to be joining the cast of Chappie. Jackman said to Screen Daily “I am doing a role in Neill’s new film, called Chappie, which we shoot in Johannesburg. I’m there for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.”
Chappie is scheduled for release on March 27 2014. The official Synopsis is: “Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. The film will star Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters.”