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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 9:02 AM
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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 interested in the part or acting in general, but it would seem her mind has been changed on the matter, with the most unlikely of projects.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2013 2:00 PM
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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 Malick-esque tinkerer. In fact, he's had his followup "Chappie" in the works for a couple of years now, long planned to be his third feature. When we chatted with him at Comic-Con last year, he reiterated it was still on deck, and it seems things are moving forward.

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 9:09 PM
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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 indeed his executive producer Peter Jackson.

Neill Blomkamp Lines Up Another New Mystery Film 'Chappie,' Will Shoot After 'Elysium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 10:21 AM
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Everybody wants to be Neill Blomkamp's friend these days. Sony just dropped $120 million on the director's next project "Elysium," a mysterious sci-fi flick set 100 years in the future with a cast led by Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley, and with "Blade Runner" visual futurist Syd Mead on board for set design. Nice. But that's not all the director is cooking up.

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