After Neill Blomkamp's huge success with District 9 and now Elysium it looks like his relationship with studio Sony Pictures is a bed of roses. They've given him the go ahead to Direct his next movie, Chappie.
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.
Sounds like my kind of movie, although sounds similar to A:I or Short Circuit 2! Either way. I'm in.
Here's what Doug Belgrad from Sony Pictures had to say
We’re huge fans of Neill Blomkamp - it's a real thrill to be continuing our relationship with such a visionary and important filmmaker.Neill has proven that he is a true original voice and we expect that Chappie will strike a chord with worldwide audiences in the same way that District 9 and Elysium have.We love the script he and Terri have written and we’re looking forward to working again with our friends at MRC.
What a beautiful bromance.