Neill Blomkamp: My Life In Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi film, Chappie, is hitting cinemas this week.

The story of a police droid destined for the scrapheap who is given sentience by his creator, it contains themes that'll be familiar to Blomkamp fans, from the near-future Johannesburg setting, to the real-life political parallels. It also features the stylish VFX and bombastic action that are also part of his trademark style.

Total Film recently had an opportunity to sit down with the director for 'My Life In Sci-Fi', in which he explains the sci-fi films that have influenced him and shaped his life and work, as well as his favourite movie robot, alien, special effect and more.

Watch 'Neill Blomkamp: My Life In Sci-Fi' below:

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Chappie opens in cinemas in the UK and the US on 6 March 2015.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.