“Out of nowhere, I had this idea for a story where that band raised one of these robots.”
S. African rap group Die Antwoord is the focus of the latest Chappie featurette, which you can watch below. The video explains how the group was approached to be in the film as themselves, bringing their style and their character to the film. Additionally, frontman Ninja explains the group’s appreciation of director Neill Blomkamp and how this opportunity was, “…a complete freakout.”
Sharlto Copley provides the voice of Chappie, with the cast including Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Sigourney Weaver.
In ‘Chappie,’ “Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.”
Chappie comes out in theaters March 6th.