Sony Pictures has announced Neill Blomkamp will begin directing his next film this Autumn – and it’s another sci-fi tale.
Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.
The film will star Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters.
Blomkamp will work from a screenplay he has written with Terri Tatchell. He will also produce the film with Simon Kinberg.
His current project, Elysium, starring Matt Damon, is currently on release.