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‘Chappie’ Star Sharlto Copley Talks the Original Sci-Fi World and Motion-Capture Performance

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Director Neill Blomkamp created two distinctive sci-fi worlds in his freshman effort, 'District 9,' and more recently in 'Elysium.' For his next film, 'Chappie,' he's reuniting with Sharlto Copley once again for what the actor calls an "extremely original" tale.

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Sigourney Weaver Joins Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ Follow-Up, ‘Chappie’

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WhileĀ Sigourney Weaver said she'd return to the world of 'Avatar' in the coming sequels, the 'Aliens' ass-kicker has another sci-fi adventure on her hands with Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' follow-up 'Chappie.'

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‘Chappie’ Adds Hugh Jackman to the Roster

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Though Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' didn't exactly hit a home run at the box office this summer, the director is already working on his follow-up film: a sci-fi comedy called 'Chappie.' Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley will star alongside androgynous South African music duo Die Antwoord in the film, which has just added mega-star Hugh Jackman to the cast.

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ Dated for Spring 2015

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While it took Neill Blomkamp four years to follow up 2009's 'District 9' with this year's 'Elysium,' he's not going to wait as long for his third feature. 'Chappie,' which will star Sharlto Copley, is now set to be released on March 27, 2015.

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ Moves Forward With Sharlto Copley and Die Antwoord

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With the $30 million opening weekend for 'Elysium,' it looks like audiences are still very much on board the Neill Blomkamp train. It's surely no coincidence that Sony waited until this moment to announce that they've signed on to the director's next film, a science fiction story called 'Chappie.'

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‘Elysium’ Review

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Here's one of my favorite jokes of all time. There's no punchline, it's just a sentence. "I've been rich and miserable, and I've been poor and miserable. And I'll tell ya: rich is better."

I don't know if this is what director Neill Blomkamp had in mind as the ultimate message of 'Elysium,' his visually stunning follow-up to 'District 9,' but beneath the dazzling spectacle, there isn't much else beyond that aphorism to cling to.

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‘Elysium’ Extended Trailer: Watch Bionic Matt Damon Battle His Way to Paradise

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In a future where the privileged live on a luxurious space station while the rest suffer on a polluted, over-populated Earth, one man can save the lower class from suffering.

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‘Elysium’ Clip: Matt Damon Experiences Some … Technical Difficulties

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One of the many great things about director Neill Blomkamp's tremendous 'District 9' is how it deftly blends insane sci-fi action with comedy and social satire. Much of the marketing for his sophomore effort, 'Elysium,' has focused on all of the cool action, but the first clip from the film showcases its sense of humor, promising that there will be plenty of laughs in between the gunfights.

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‘Elysium’ Tech Explored in New Featurette

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We're only a few weeks away from the release of 'Elysium,' Neill Blomkamp's highly-anticipated follow-up to his debut film, 'District 9.' In that film, Blomkamp created some pretty amazing and original tech and weaponry, and it seems that he's done the same for 'Elysium,' as displayed in the above video.

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Enter “The World of ‘Elysium’” Through the New Featurette and TV Spot

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There are few films that we're looking forward to more in the latter half of 2013 than Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium.' A new featurette and TV spot have arrived for the film, both of which emphasize the science-fiction concepts at the core of the story over the impressive action that has been showcased in previous trailers.

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