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    Hugh Jackman Joins Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie'

    Grossing less than $100 million in the U.S., Neil Blomkamp's "Elysium" wasn't the tentpole success Sony or the filmmakers had hoped it would be. But grossing $250 million worldwide, the film (which cost $115 million) wasn't a total wash, and regardless, Blomkamp remains unbowed. His next picture, th...

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    Casting: Jessica Alba Is 'Barely Lethal,' 'The Hunger Games' Finds Annie Cresta & More

    Former Sue Storm Jessica Alba has signed on to play the villain in "Barely Lethal," an action-comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin and with producers including Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Joining a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Alba will play a former associate in pur...

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    Neill Blomkamp Says 'Chappie' Will Be Like A "Hilarious" Mix Between 'RoboCop' & 'E.T.'

    Neill Blomkamp, the South African director who came to prominence in 2009 with “District 9,” has only just released his new film “Elysium,” but already he's talking up his next one. The folks over at the LA Times have put together various interviews and press releases to give us an idea of what the ...

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    Neill Blomkamp Has Written An 18-Page Treatment For 'District 10,' Turned Down Chance To Work On New 'Star Wars'

    Most directors would kill to have the kind of support (personally backed by Peter Jackson) and success ($210 million worldwide, Best Picture nomination) Neill Blomkamp did on this feature debut, "District 9." And some filmmakers might have felt pressured to keep Hollywood in their favor, and undoubt...

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    Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie' Looking To Add 'Slumdog Millionaire' Dev Patel

    We’re just under a month away from Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore feature “Elysium,” and the “District 9” director’s next feature, “Chappie,” looks to be nearing production as he’s locked up another actor to star in his secretive sci-fi comedy.

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    Watch: Neill Blomkamp's Short Film 'Tetra Vaal,' That He Says His Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie' Is Based On

    As the curtain is being lifted on Neill Blomkamp's forthcoming summer sci-fi "Elysium," another is being lowered over his next effort, "Chappie." Story details on the film are under lock and key, but the cast is already grabbing attention with South African rap duo Die Antwoord slated as the leads i...

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    Sharlto Copley Reteaming With Neill Blomkamp For 'Chappie'

    While it will wind up being a four year wait between “District 9” and “Elysium” when the latter picture drops this summer, Neill Blomkamp has not wasted much time prepping for his next film, the sci-fi comedy “Chappie.” And while the recent news of South African rap duo Die Antwoord being cast as th...

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    Die Antwoord Will Reportedly Star As Themselves In Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie'

    So, here's a fun trivia fact before we get into this: when David Fincher was on his lengthy search to find the actress to play Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Yo-Landi Vi$$er -- of the South African rap duo Die Antwoord -- was on his list. It was later reported that she was in...

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    Neill Blomkamp Starting Prep Work On His Next Film 'Chappie,' Will Shoot In Johannesburg

    As usual with Neill Blomkamp, details about anything he's working on tend to be scarce until he's good and ready and lift the curtain. His upcoming "Elysium," slated with a summer release date, is still mostly under wraps aside from a few stills, but he's not some Terrence Mali...

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    Exclusive: Neill Blomkamp Says Sci-Fi Comedy 'Chappie' Is "Probably" Next, Has No Immediate Plans For 'District 9' Sequel

    Neill Blomkamp made one of the more most impressive directorial debuts in recent memory back in 2009 when "District 9" hit theaters; a firmly original, tonally dextrous science-fiction actioner that proved to be a serious sleeper hit, and caused many to compare him to the likes of James Cameron, or ...

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