Neill Blomkamp's Unveils His South African 'Short Circuit' with 'Chappie' Trailer

November 4, 2014


Somehow managing the impossible task of making the Alvin and the Chipmunks director's planned remake of Short Circuit feel even more superfluous, District 9's Neill Blomkamp has made his own movie about a white girl, an Indian guy, and the delightfully-naïve, eager-to-learn robot they're trying to protect with Chappie. Dev Patel stars alongside Die Antwoord's Yolandi Visser, with frequent Blomkamp collaborator Sharlto Copley motion-capturing the titular robot. Hugh Jackman plays the antagonist, a man who hates artificial intelligence but apparently loves Phil Collins' mid-80s haircut. Here's the trailer:

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