Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord, A Gentle Robot Star In The Trailer For “District 9” Director’s New Film, “Chappie”

November 4, 2014 8:24 PM

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Hugh Jackman, Die Antwoord, A Gentle Robot Star In The Trailer For “District 9” Director’s New Film, “Chappie”

Rather than a remorse-free death-tornado a la The Terminator, the titular robotic lead of Chappie is the most winsome, introspective mechanical man since Wall-E. A preview for the new film finds our inhuman hero obeying Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics and just trying to live and hopefully not falling into the incident-inciting wrong hands.

“I have consciousness. I am alive. I am Chappie,” says Chappie, echoing the sentiments of Short Circuit’s Johnny 5 before him. The new film is directed by Neill Blomkamp, who is known more for the brainy effects-filled parable District 9, rather than 2012's little-loved follow-up Elysium. In the cas...

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