WHO’S IN IT?
Sharlto Copley (District 9), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Manchurian Candidate), Yolandi Visser (film debut), Watkin Tudor Jones (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Neil Blomkamp (District 9), director, writer; Terri Tatchell (District 9), writer; Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), producer; Hans Zimmer (Interstellar), composer; Trent Opaloch (Elysium), cinematographer; Julian Clarke (The Thing), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Chappie (Copley) is an experimental robot designed to learn and feel like a human, but when forces intend on taking him down he must defend himself and his adopted dysfunctional family from harm…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Chappie is the latest film by populist sci-fi storyteller Neil Blomkamp, who takes inspiration from the likes of Short Circuit (he even manages to cast an ACTUAL Indian person in this one!) to tell his own tale of robotic understanding of emotion.