Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie sets release date

Sharlto Copley and Die Antwoord will star in Neill Blomkamp’s next sci-fi Chappie

Neill Blomkamp directs Sharlto Copley in Elysium
Neill Blomkamp directs Sharlto Copley in Elysium

Sony have set a release date of 27 March 2015 for Chappie, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to Elysium, about “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 Stage reports that Blomkamp’s regular star Sharlto Copley will voice the robot, while Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi Visser will play the two gangsters. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom) is also in talks to play one of the slum’s residents.

Elyisum is released on 21 August. You can buy District 9 on Blu-ray for £7 at Amazon.co.uk.