The technology in Neil Blomkamp’s movies is so fully realized and intricately detailed that it feels like another one of his characters. Now Blomkamp’s made Chappie, a film where that’s literally true in the form of a police robot given the gift of human consciousness. The result is one giant metaphor for itself; a story of the world’s first true artificial intelligence and how it is almost corrupted by violence, presented in a movie where any semblance of serious consideration of what it means to be alive is drowned out by gunfire, explosions, and macho posing.
We’re admittedly intrigued to see what Sony comes up with for its first PlayStation original TV series, adapting Brian Michael Bendis’ revered superhero comic Powers. We’ve seen the trailer and a few photos, but the latest eight-minute preview goes behind-the-scenes to deliver our most comprehensive look at the world of Powers before its March 10 debut.
Sony PlayStation’s forthcoming entry into the original content arms race, ‘Powers’ has flexed plenty of footage and photos of its impending premiere, but with little sense of how the Brian Michael Bendis superhero drama would be rolled out. Now, Sony has revealed a March start date for the Sharlto Copley-starring ‘Powers,’ including its release schedule and a brand-new poster.
Okay, let’s ask the big question: what the hell is ‘Chappie’? The first trailer made the film look like a slightly goofy and overly sentimental ‘Short Circuit’ riff, with the title robot learning about the world ... while teaching us (blech). The new trailer feels more like director Neill Blomkamp’s previous work, showcasing wacky science fiction ideas and explosive action. In any case, we’re definitely not sold on the film yet based on either trailer.
What are we to make of the 'Chappie' trailer, which looks to promise a funny, thoughtful and original science-fiction tale about a robot who "grows up" in the South African slums? On one hand, it's from the director 'District 9.' On the other hand, that same man also directed 'Elysium.' The fact that the trailer name-drops the former and not the latter gives us hope that this is Neill Blomkamp returning to form after his sophomore misfire.
The 'Chappie' poster seems harmless enough, but it really represents a true make-it-or-break-it point for director Neill Blomkamp and star Sharlto Copley. This one-sheet, which exists simply to introduce the title character of this new science fiction film about a family who "adopts" a robot with ties to the criminal underworld, represents a film that could be the next great exciting genre project ... or the final sign that we all put a little too much faith in the people who made 'District 9.'
It's been a long road getting there, but Brian Michael Bendis' 'Powers' has finally come out of the shadows with a first trailer for the forthcoming PlayStation TV series. The show's New York Comic-Con panel premiered the first footage of the upcoming superhero comic adaptation, with plenty of 'Powers' and stars on display.
Sony TV's forthcoming PlayStation original series 'Powers' has debuted to mixed reactions by its first photos of the cast, though fans of the Brian Michael Bendis comic adaptation will get a much closer look at the series from New York Comic-Con this weekend. While we wait, check out the first official poster for the series, highlighting Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker and Susan Heyward's Deena Pilgrim!
Where last week saw our first look at Sony TV's forthcoming PlayStation series 'Powers,' debuting a photo look at Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as comic characters Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, Sony is seriously supercharging their promotion. Not only have four new images of the Brian Michael Bendis-adapted series come to light, but so too will the first trailer at a New York Comic-Con 2014 panel!
It's taken a good long while for Brian Michael Bendis' revered 'Powers' comic to finally get its own series, but with Sony TV and the Playstation Network officially backing a new adaptation with Sharlto Copley in the lead, it's time to suit up. Meet our new Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim in the first official photo from forthcoming superhero drama 'Powers'!