The new project, as we’ve known, is Chappie, a sci-fi comedy. Blomkamp told The Province (via The Playlist) that he’s starting to prep the movie now, and that he’ll shoot it in Johannesburg, and do post-production in Vancouver.
The Chappie script was written by Blomkamp and his wife and District 9 co-writer Terri Tatchell. Media Rights Capital is financing the film, as it did with Elysium. We don’t know much more about the project, but when speaking about the possibility of Chappie following Elysium, Blomkamp said last summer,
I wrote Elysium on my own, but I wrote Chappie with [District 9 co-writer] Terri [Tatchell], that was written at the same time. It’s like a fundamentally more simple story, a comedy, a heartfelt story, in a science fiction setting. And it’s f**king hilarious, it’s a really cool film. I can say that with confidence… It’s a smaller film, a more esoteric one.http://www.slashfilm.com/neill-blomkamp-begins-early-work-on-his-third-film-chappie/