The deployment of the planet's first robotic police units in 2016 becomes the focus of the world in the latest trailer for Chappie. Anderson Cooper helps set up the backstory in this latest sci-fi epic from District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp. We also get to learn more about Hugh Jackman, who stars as former solider Vincent Moore.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings - some good, some bad - and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Take a look at the latest footage, and learn more about the story behind Chappie. We get to meet Chappie's creator Deon Wilson, played Dev Patel, and learn the motive behind Vincent Moore, a man controlled by power. If you didn't like last year's RoboCop, this is certainly Neill Blomkamp's answer to the original 1987 classic:

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