Chappie Director on Whether We're All Doomed We recently spoke with filmmaker Neill Blomkamp about Chappie, his latest foray into science fiction following District 9 and Elysium. The movie follows a robot created for law enforcement in a future South Africa who becomes sentient, and all hell breaks loose as a result. Here's what the director had to tell us about bringing Chappie to the screen. Be advised that this interviews contains some SPOILERS, IGN: You ask so many big picture questions here about life and death and god and artificial intelligence and the nature of police and government.