Jose Pablo Cantillo Blasts Off of Elysium to Face Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

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Jose Pablo Cantillo Blasts Off of Elysium to Face Neill Blomkamp's Chappie“The Walking Dead” and Elysium‘s Jose Pablo Cantillo is a pretty busy man these days, and word has just broken that he’ll be sticking with director Neill Blomkamp for his next film, Chappie. Read on for details.

Chappie follows a robot with artificial intelligence who is kidnapped by gangsters planning on using him for nefarious purposes. Cantillo will play a gangster named Yankie who hopes to use the robot for his own gain.

Beginning this fall, Blomkamp will direct the script he wrote with Terri Tatchell and will also produce the film with Simon Kinberg.

Sharlto Copley, star of Blomkamp’s District 9 and Elysium, will voice the robot. Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, will play additional gangsters.

Said production president Doug Belgrad: “We’re huge fans of Neill Blomkamp – it’s a real thrill to be continuing our relationship with such a visionary and important filmmaker. Neill has proven that he is a true original voice, and we expect that Chappie will strike a chord with worldwide audiences in the same way that District 9 and Elysium have. We love the script he and Terri have written, and we’re looking forward to working again with our friends at MRC.”

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