I was a huge fan of District 9 and had a pretty fun time with Elysium, so I’ve been looking forward to Neill Blomkamp’s next film, Chappie, for some time. The film is centered around an ultra-intelligient robot and the story of his extraordinary life. The film looks to be the type of movie that’s capable of being an Oscar contender if the stupid Academy would recognize an actors performance is more than just their face. I love this trailer.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.



Images via EW

Chappie is due out in theaters on March 27th, 2015. The film stars: Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo and Sigourney Weaver.