Power up the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's robo-centric film, Chappie

Sony Pictures just released the first trailer and poster for Chappie, the quirky sci-fi comedy by director Neill Blomkamp (Elysium, District 9), written by Blomkamp and his wife, Terri Tatchell.  

The offbeat R-rated film stars Sharlto Copley in a motion-capture performance as an advanced robot who is kidnapped by a tattooed gangster couple to keep him from a ruthless anti-A.I. government agent played by Hugh Jackman.   Dev Patel plays the young roboticist who creates this innocent machine, which can paint, write poetry, have original ideas and even get inspired by classic Masters of the Universe cartoons.  The film seems to follow Chappie's enlightening experiences as he tries to escape from a South Aftrican society that fears his technology.  Set for release on March 6, 2015, Chappie is produced by X-Men's Simon Kinberg and also stars Sigourney Weaver, Ninja, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Brandon Auret.  Have a look:

Here's the official synopsis:

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy.  Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings - some good, some bad - and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man.  But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot.  The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.  His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Do you think this new Blomkamp film will fare better than Elysium, or does his weird robo-fable short-circuit your interest?

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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