There’s a scene at the beginning of Chappie where South Africa’s fleet of robotic police man chase a group of silly looking gangstas through the freeways of Johannesburg, culminating in a brutally violent gunfight that highlights the viciousness of crime in a world requiring robot cops. In that moment, you think to yourself, didn’t they already remake RoboCop? Sadly, the comparisons between Neill Blomkamp‘s 2015 film, and Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 classic don’t end there as Chappie tackles corporate corruption, greed, violence, and the eternal question of what makes a man a man, is the soul a quality of the organic, or is it something even a machine can obtain? (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Hugh Jackman has taken a role in Neill Blomkamp‘s (District 9, Elysium) latest Sci Fi production Chappie. While doing press for his latest movie in theaters, Prisoners, Jackman confirmed his new role.
Yes, that’s true. I am doing a role in Neill’s new film, called Chappie, which we shoot in Johannesburg. I’m there for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.
Jackman discusses the Chappie news and some of his other upcoming roles in the press conference video below. It starts with the Chappie news so you won’t have to search for it.
So now we know that Jackman is joining Sharlto Copley, Ninja Visser and Yolandi Visser, but what role will he play?
Chappie is about a robot that is stolen by two criminals who want to use him to do their dirty work. We know that Coplay will be voicing the robot and Ninja and Yolandi Visser will be taking the two criminal roles. Over at Bleeding Cool thinks he knows what Jackman’s role will be: