Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel lead us into one of the first action-packed movies of the season, Chappie, from the director of District 9.
What would our world look like if it were patrolled by robots? Well, if Hugh Jackman doesn’t think it’s a good idea, we don’t either. But one thing’s for sure, it makes for a good action-packed story.
In Chappie, the near future is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
In particular, Hugh Jackman’s character, Vincent Moore, makes it his mision to end Chappie.
“I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun playing a character as Vincent Moore,” says Jackman. “He’s an Australian, so it was nice to use my own accent. The key to understanding Vincent is he will not lose. Even when the odds are against him, even when all the signs are pointing in another direction, that’s when he fights harder. He feels what he is doing is so important, that he can’t accept anybody else’s direction or even the fact that anyone else can win.”
In this feature, Jack, Dev Patel and director Neill Blomkamp talk about the making of Chappie and what to expect.
Chappie opens March 6 and stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.