The next short experimental film from District 9, Elysium, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp‘s Oats Studios project, titled “Zygote,” has been released.
The short is the third part that’s been released so far in Volume 1, and stars Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo. If you dig what Oats Studios is doing, you can, much like with a video game, purchase DLC related to the shorts, which if successful enough will lead to a Volume 2 of these types of short films.
Continue below to check out “Zygote,” as well as some bonus videos.
If the bloody and beautiful official trailer and October 31st premiere date announcement for Ash vs. Evil Dead wasn’t enough to get you ready for summer to go away so that fall can arrive—and it should be more than enough—here’s another little treat for you horror junkies.
A trailer for the anthology movie Tales of Halloween was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, featuring contributions from 11 directors with a knack for the terror and scares and gooey, gory fun we fans of fear live for.
You can read more about Tales of Halloween, including a full rundown of all of the directors and cast involved, and watch the trailer below.
Chappie Director: Neill Blomkamp
Screenwriters: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman Columbia Pictures
Rated R | 120 Minutes
Release Date: March 6, 2015
In the near future, Johannesburg is patrolled by a mechanized police force. The creator, Deon Wilson (Dev Patel), wants to take robotics to the next level by creating a sentient droid that can think and feel for itself.
Enter Scout Unit 22 (Sharlto Copley), a banged-up police droid scheduled for disposal. Against orders from his boss, Michelle Bradley (Sigourney Weaver), Deon creates a firmware update that gives the damaged unit consciousness, turning the hardened police droid into a newborn child.
Before Deon can nurture and enlighten his creation, a gang of criminals (Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo) steals the robot. In the hands of these wannabe gangsters, the droid – nicknamed Chappie – is molded and manipulated into becoming an “Indestructible Robot Gangster #1.”
The first trailer has been released for Chappie, the next movie from District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp.
The movie is a coming-of-age tale, but instead of following a young human being coming into their own, this follows a robot. It stars Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, South African rap-rave duo Die Antwoord (Yo-Landi Visser, Ninja), and Sharlto Copley as Chappie.
You read a summary, see a poster, and watch the trailer below.