ByDavid Latona, writer at
David Latona

Last week saw the official announcement of a fixed release date for upcoming film Chappie, 's latest pet project. The mind behind District 9 and Elysium has co-written (along with his wife ), directed and co-produced (with ) this promising sci-fi flick.

The new premiere date is March 27th, 2015.

Chappie is the story of a highly (artificially) intelligent robot who gets stolen by criminals intent on using it for their own, selfish purposes. Chappie (the robot) will be voiced by , while the two gangsters who 'kidnap' it will be portrayed by Yolandi and Ninka Visser, two South African rappers belonging to the counter-cultural Zef movement.

The movie will also be co-produced and co-financed by Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC. Production begins this fall.

If you can't wait until March '15 for this intriguing story by the cult South African director, get your Blomkamp fix now by watching Elysium at a theater near you.



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