Robot-centric action-thriller
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - March 7, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - IMAX Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC announced recently that the futuristic action-thriller Chappie, the third feature film from director Neill Blomkamp (District 9 and Elysium), was digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and is now showing in IMAX theaters and 2D cinemas nationwide.

Written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, Chappie tells the original story of a precocious robot named Chappie, the first robot with the ability to think and feel for itself. The film stars Sharlto Copley (Maleficent, District 9), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman. Blomkamp produced the film along with Simon Kinberg. Ben Waisbren was executive producer.

The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Chappie is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

BEN WAISBREN BLOMKAMP AND TERRI TATCHELL COLUMBIA PICTURES DEV PATEL NEILL BLOMKAMP SHARLTO COPLEY SIGOURNEY WEAVER AND HUGH JACKMAN SIMON KINBERG SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL
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