Chappie is a 2015 movie directed by Blomkamp, which explores the story of a rescued robot who teams up with a duo of gangsters – portrayed by South African musicians Watkin Tudor Jones and Yolandi Vi$$er from Die Antwoord.
Could there be a second movie featuring the characters in the works, or is this something fans of the original film will never get to see again?
Here’s more information about the original Chappie film, and what’s known about a potential sequel to the movie.
Chappie is a film by Neill Blomkamp, released in 2015 and starring the talents of Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver.
Most of the film can only be described as apocalyptic, which is set in a wartorn and futuristic version of Southern Africa.
A robot who shares his name with the film’s title is soon adopted by a duo of gangsters, and recalibrated to be one of their own.
The story has received mostly good reviews, also featuring the characters of Ninja and Yo-Landi through the film.
With a close look at the movie, you will also see small elements of the band (like their logo) incorporated into Chappie’s look.
[Watch] Chappie: The original trailer
If you haven’t seen the original movie or can’t remember why it was cool when it came out, here’s a look at the original trailer from 2015 below.
The first Chappie was successful according to box office records, and has become something of a cult favourite for movie fans.
A sequel was announced shortly after the original release, but it appears as though director Neill Blomkamp might have no plans to follow through on the movie (or script).
According to Screen Rant, there isn’t much current hope of a sequel to the first movie coming out. Apparently, there’s no definitive script – and the cast doesn’t particularly want to get together for a second look.
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