Happy New Year!
There’s a lot of great stuff in the fantasy/sci-fi realm coming out in 2015 but the one I’m most excited about is CHAPPiE. I’ve been seeing the previews a lot recently in front of movies that are out already and while I realize that previews are meant to make movies look as appealing as possible, CHAPPiE‘s got a lot going for it.
CHAPPiE‘s written and directed by Neill Blomkamp, the same guy behind District 9 (excellent) and Elysium (not as excellent). It looks weird, but also uplifting, which is nice because how often do we see that in movies about advanced AI? CHAPPiE started out as a short video called Tetra Vaal that you can see here.
It comes out on March 6th.
Another movie this year that looks pretty exciting is Ex Machina. A bad AI movie (maybe?), it stars Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac and is directed by Alex Garland (who also directed Sunshine, 28 Days Later and Dredd).
What are y’all excited about this year?