Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for CHAPPIE, a new film from the director of District 9 starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel. The story focuses on Chappie, a gifted prodigy-child that relies, “on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man” according to the studio, but with one major twist; Chappie is a robot.
He is actually the very first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. Sony describes the film saying, “His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.” The film was directed by Neill Blomkamp, who also wrote the script alongside Terri Tatchell. Producing the film are Neill Blomkamp & Simon Kinberg, with Ben Waisbren attached as an Executive Producer.
The film is set to release on March 6, 2015.