After blowing our socks off with District 9, then making a slightly more conventional sci-fi tentpole with Elysium, Neill Blomkamp is getting back to his quirky genre roots.
The director’s latest effort, Chappie, aims to be one of the most distinctive sci-fi films of year, focusing on a self-aware robot just trying to find his place in the world. It looks weird in the best way possible, and the latest clip just shows how much fun Blomkamp is having with the concept.
Dubbed “Real Gangsters,” this clip is focused on Chappie as he tries to be one of the guys and learn how to live the robo-thug life. The criminals seem to be prepping Chappie to assist in an upcoming heist, and the impressionable little ‘bot seems to at least have the skills for the job.
Here’s the film’s 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 Real change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
Check out the new footage below and let us know what you think:
Chappie opens March 6. Do you plan on checking this one out?