South African Hip-Hop Duo Die Antwoord Is Latest to Respond to Eminem ‘Kamikaze’ Diss (Video)

Join the club: South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has responded to a diss on Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ album with some bars of their own. Ninja and Yo-Landi’s comeback follows a diss track by fellow emcee Machine Gun Kelly and a lengthy podcast rant by retired Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.

Let’s cover this one chronologically so readers get some sense of what Die Antwoord are talking about. Here is how Verse 2 on Eminem’s “Greatest” starts out:

So you sold 10 million albums, eh? (what?)
Only problem is, you put out 10 million albums, eh? (haha)
Wait, what was I just about to say?
Oh yeah, let me get this out the way
I know there’s people that are pissed about the way I mispronounced a name, “DIE ANTWOORD!”
F—, I still can’t say this s—, but how quickly they forget
Who the f— I was now Ninja try to duck my slugs
To let ya girl get f—ed by Muggs
I’d like to give a shout to Cypress
This can’t be real, you dissed me and I was just tryin’ to
Give you a shout–now get the f— out my rhyme book!

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And here is Ninja’s response lyrics:

yo EM // ¥O-LANDI’S not my girl bra // she’s just my best friend who loves me // and everybody knows VI$$Y dated MUGGZY // mad respect 2 my brother MUGGS // EM you slipping // you used 2 rap better on drugz // motherf—er im old and im ugly // but these kidz dont give a f— coz they love me // we bred these kidz EM they aint giving no f—s // but they not feeling your rhymez or your botox // or that base on your face with the fotoshop // i heard neill blomkamp is remaking ROBOCOP // yo watch a SOUTH AFRICAN // put that cool s— from DETROIT back on the map again // you went out like MICHAEL JORDAN damn! // retired as a GOD and came back as a man // nobody raw like me // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P // R.I.P R.I.P // E.M.I.N.E.M – R. I. P. // FINISH HIM! // FATALITY! // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P.

That formatting and grammar is straight from Die Antwoord’s YouTube post, so don’t blame us.

Also Read: Eminem Drops Surprise Album ‘Kamikaze’ and Fans Can’t Handle It (Audio)

That Blomkamp shoutout is a reference to the man who also directed Ninja in 2015’s “Chappie.” The “RoboCop” franchise is set in Detroit, Eminem’s home city.

This unlikely transatlantic beef has a confusing origin that technically began (on wax, at least) when Slim Shady mispronounced “Die Antwoord” on a song on 2017’s “Revival.” There’s more to it than that though — click here for the most-thorough explanation we’ve read.

Watch Die Antwoord video’s above.

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Join the club: South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord has responded to a diss on Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ album with some bars of their own. Ninja and Yo-Landi’s comeback follows a diss track by fellow emcee Machine Gun Kelly and a lengthy podcast rant by retired Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.

Let’s cover this one chronologically so readers get some sense of what Die Antwoord are talking about. Here is how Verse 2 on Eminem’s “Greatest” starts out:

So you sold 10 million albums, eh? (what?)
Only problem is, you put out 10 million albums, eh? (haha)
Wait, what was I just about to say?
Oh yeah, let me get this out the way
I know there’s people that are pissed about the way I mispronounced a name, “DIE ANTWOORD!”
F—, I still can’t say this s—, but how quickly they forget
Who the f— I was now Ninja try to duck my slugs
To let ya girl get f—ed by Muggs
I’d like to give a shout to Cypress
This can’t be real, you dissed me and I was just tryin’ to
Give you a shout–now get the f— out my rhyme book!

And here is Ninja’s response lyrics:

yo EM // ¥O-LANDI’S not my girl bra // she’s just my best friend who loves me // and everybody knows VI$$Y dated MUGGZY // mad respect 2 my brother MUGGS // EM you slipping // you used 2 rap better on drugz // motherf—er im old and im ugly // but these kidz dont give a f— coz they love me // we bred these kidz EM they aint giving no f—s // but they not feeling your rhymez or your botox // or that base on your face with the fotoshop // i heard neill blomkamp is remaking ROBOCOP // yo watch a SOUTH AFRICAN // put that cool s— from DETROIT back on the map again // you went out like MICHAEL JORDAN damn! // retired as a GOD and came back as a man // nobody raw like me // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P // R.I.P R.I.P // E.M.I.N.E.M – R. I. P. // FINISH HIM! // FATALITY! // E.M.I.N.E.M – R.I.P.

That formatting and grammar is straight from Die Antwoord’s YouTube post, so don’t blame us.

That Blomkamp shoutout is a reference to the man who also directed Ninja in 2015’s “Chappie.” The “RoboCop” franchise is set in Detroit, Eminem’s home city.

This unlikely transatlantic beef has a confusing origin that technically began (on wax, at least) when Slim Shady mispronounced “Die Antwoord” on a song on 2017’s “Revival.” There’s more to it than that though — click here for the most-thorough explanation we’ve read.

Watch Die Antwoord video’s above.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Kathy Griffin Appreciates That Shoutout on Eminem's 'Kamikaze' Album: 'Mama's Still Got It'

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Neill Blomkamp to Direct ‘RoboCop’ Sequel

“RoboCop” is getting a sequel from “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp. MGM is developing “RoboCop Returns” four years after partnering with Sony on the “RoboCop” remake, directed by Jose Padilha. Joel K…

“RoboCop” is getting a sequel from “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp. MGM is developing “RoboCop Returns” four years after partnering with Sony on the “RoboCop” remake, directed by Jose Padilha. Joel Kinnaman played the title character, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles. Kinnaman starred as the crimefighter, […]

Neill Blomkamp to Direct ‘RoboCop Returns’ for MGM

“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp has signed on to direct a new installment of the “RoboCop” series for MGM called “RoboCop Returns,” a studio representative told TheWrap.

The project is a long-dormant sequel that had been planned by the original 1987 film’s screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, but was cancelled when director Paul Verhoeven declined to direct the project and a WGA strike in 1988 followed. Justin Rhodes, who is also attached to write the upcoming “Terminator” reboot and the DC film “Green Lantern Corps,” will rewrite Neumeier and Miner’s script, with the two original writers serving as producer and executive producer.

Also Read: ‘RoboCop’ 30th Anniversary: 12 Facts About Paul Verhoeven’s Gory Sci-Fi Satire (Photos)

It’s a change of pace for Blomkamp, who will be directing a feature film from another writer’s script for the first time since “District 9.” Since releasing his last film, “Chappie,” in 2015, Blomkamp has returned to his roots in short films, producing and directing several sci-fi and horror shorts through his new Vancouver-based studio, Oats Films.

“RoboCop” followed a Detroit police officer who is shot and nearly killed, but is resurrected as an android police officer by a powerful corporation. The film is considered one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all-time, earning three Oscar nominations and winning one for its special effects while earning praise for its satire and exploration of capitalism, law enforcement and corruption.

The film sparked a franchise that includes a 2014 remake directed by Jose Padilha, with Neumeier and Miner among the writers. The film was a domestic flop and received more tepid reviews than its original, but found success in China and earned $240 million against a $101 million budget.

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“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp has signed on to direct a new installment of the “RoboCop” series for MGM called “RoboCop Returns,” a studio representative told TheWrap.

The project is a long-dormant sequel that had been planned by the original 1987 film’s screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, but was cancelled when director Paul Verhoeven declined to direct the project and a WGA strike in 1988 followed. Justin Rhodes, who is also attached to write the upcoming “Terminator” reboot and the DC film “Green Lantern Corps,” will rewrite Neumeier and Miner’s script, with the two original writers serving as producer and executive producer.

It’s a change of pace for Blomkamp, who will be directing a feature film from another writer’s script for the first time since “District 9.” Since releasing his last film, “Chappie,” in 2015, Blomkamp has returned to his roots in short films, producing and directing several sci-fi and horror shorts through his new Vancouver-based studio, Oats Films.

“RoboCop” followed a Detroit police officer who is shot and nearly killed, but is resurrected as an android police officer by a powerful corporation. The film is considered one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all-time, earning three Oscar nominations and winning one for its special effects while earning praise for its satire and exploration of capitalism, law enforcement and corruption.

The film sparked a franchise that includes a 2014 remake directed by Jose Padilha, with Neumeier and Miner among the writers. The film was a domestic flop and received more tepid reviews than its original, but found success in China and earned $240 million against a $101 million budget.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'RoboCop' 30th Anniversary: 12 Facts About Paul Verhoeven's Gory Sci-Fi Satire (Photos)

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RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch at Detroit Tigers Game (Video)

Neill Blomkamp to Direct New ‘RoboCop’ Movie, Based on Unmade Sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 Original

Screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner never got to make a sequel to 1987’s “Robocop.” That’s all about to change.

“District 9” and “Elysium” director Neill Blomkamp has signed on to direct MGM’s “RoboCop Returns,” a sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cyberpunk classic (via Deadline). Original screenwriters Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing the movie, which will be based on their original spec script for a sequel to Verhoeven’s film that never got made. Justin Rhodes, a co-writer on Tim Miller’s upcoming “Terminator” sequel, is rewriting the script.

“RoboCop” starred Peter Weller as an injured cop who is turned into a cyborg law enforcement officer programmed to wipe out crime in the Detroit area. The cop’s memories of his human life resurface and cause a malfunction with his new technology. MGM tried to reboot “RoboCop” in 2014 with director Jose Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman but the film disappointed at the domestic box office.

Blomkamp has directed “Chappie” in addition to “District 9” and “Elysium.” The filmmaker was developing an “Alien” film for several years, but the project never came to fruition as Ridley Scott returned to the franchise with “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant.” Blomkamp told Deadline the original “RoboCop” had a “massive effect” on him as a child.

“I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface,” Blomkamp said. “Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time.”

“At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly,” he continued. “But as I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history.”

“RoboCop Returns” will be set in crime-ridden Detroit and center around the cyborg as he is forced to come back to the city and save it from the brink of anarchy. Neumeier and Miner said the planned sequel never happened after 1987 because of the 1988 writers strike and Verhoeven’s lack of interest in making another installment.

Neill Blomkamp To Direct New ‘RoboCop’ For MGM; Justin Rhodes Rewriting Sequel Script By Creators Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner

EXCLUSIVE: MGM is developing a new installment of RoboCop and has set District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise that began with the Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical …

EXCLUSIVE: MGM is developing a new installment of RoboCop and has set District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise that began with the Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987. Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing, respectively. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator film that Tim Miller is shooting…

‘Greenland’: Chris Evans to Star in ‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp’s Disaster Thriller

No word on whether Chappie will make a cameo.

Neill Blomkamp will make his return to feature filmmaking with “Greenland,” a natural-disaster thriller starring Chris Evans. Deadline reports that the film will tell “the story of a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster” and that principal photography on Blomkamp’s first film since “Chappie” will begin later this year. The film is being co-produced by Anton and Thunder Road Pictures.

“When we read ‘Greenland,’ we knew it was exactly the sort of film we wanted to make as we build the Anton brand — smart, character driven genre with action and heart,” says Anton CEO Sébastien Raybaud. We are very excited to work alongside our friends at STX with such exceptional talent as Neill Blomkamp, Chris Evans and Basil Iwanyk.”

Blomkamp remains best known for “District 9,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and was also up for Best Picture; he followed that with “Elysium” before making “Chappie.” In addition to “Avengers: Infinity War” and its untitled sequel, Evans’ recent work includes a revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play “Lobby Hero.”

Chris Evans To Star In Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Greenland’; STXinternational & Anton Board Disaster Thriller – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a sexy project making its way into the market to liven up a Sunday. Avengers and Captain America franchise star Chris Evans has been set to lead disaster thriller Greenland, the latest from District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp. Thunder Ro…

EXCLUSIVE: Here's a sexy project making its way into the market to liven up a Sunday. Avengers and Captain America franchise star Chris Evans has been set to lead disaster thriller Greenland, the latest from District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp. Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk is producing with fast-emerging outfit Anton co-financing with Riverstone Pictures. STXinternational is handling overseas distribution, presenting the project to buyers here, and will directly…

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money

Neill Blomkamp’s dream of raising money from fans to turn his startup studio’s Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” into a full-length film has ended, for now. Oats Studios, which Blomkamp launched last year as an outlet for ex…

Neill Blomkamp’s dream of raising money from fans to turn his startup studio’s Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” into a full-length film has ended, for now. Oats Studios, which Blomkamp launched last year as an outlet for experimental shorts, said on Friday that it was canceling its “Firebase” crowdfunding effort because it hadn’t raised enough […]

Neill Blomkamp Is Crowdfunding an Indie Studio That Will Make a ‘Firebase’ Feature

The “District 9” director sees Pixar and video game distribution as models for building a sustainable community for Oats Studios.

For the last few years, Vancouver-based Oats Studios has been home to director Neill Blomkamp and key collaborators, where they make experimental shorts when they aren’t working on his Hollywood-backed sci-fi films. This morning, the company launched a crowdfunding campaign for its first indie feature, but it’s not on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Seed & Spark. Instead, they’re using a platform built on the studio’s website, promising backers they will shoot something no matter what they raise.

Blomkamp explained the campaign isn’t simply about raising funds for “Firebase,” the feature follow-up to Oats’ popular short, but that this a first step in a multi-year journey to making Oats sustainable.

“For the average audience, crowdfunded films tend to be films that Hollywood wouldn’t make, so crowdfunding is a stepping stone toward making your film,” said Blomkamp. “This is not that. This is, ‘How do we build a studio that exists as a venue that people can always come to and get the content that we are making.’ Even though I don’t think crowdfunding should be in our model too much — we should just be making stuff for the lower price that we can sell it to keep the lights on — but I want it to be: If you want this weird sci-fi fantasy stuff, go to oatstudios.com.”

Behind the scenes of production at Oats Studios

Behind the scenes of production at Oats Studios

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Blomkamp, who is still working on larger studio projects, including one he believes will start production next winter, looks toward the gaming industry as a model for Oats.

“I look at games and the games industry a lot,” said Blomkamp. “It’s really fascinating that you have these self-enclosed ecosystems that are game companies that sell the entertainment they are making directly to the customers that like the stuff they are making, and they have this one-on-one relationship with them. Film is totally different. Coming out of this 100-year old model, it just behaves differently.”

Blomkamp believes the concept behind Oats is strong and worth the experiment, even if it means operating at a loss for a few years. At the heart of the indie studio is many of Blomkamp’s collaborators from his bigger movies, including producer Steven St. Arnaud and VFX supervisor Chris Harvey, who live in Vancouver when they aren’t shooting on location. A large part of Blomkamp’s vision for Oats is creating a “closed ecosystem” that’s constantly creating and working on projects.

“Is it possible to make more of a Pixar-esque approach to live action, where all of your crew that you get along with and work well with can be under one roof forever and don’t really break apart after every film,” said Blomkamp. “Everyone is freelance, everyone is contract, there is no snow globe they exist together in, you have to bring them together. I’m just very into the idea of building a very cohesive, creative thing, that is home base for us.”

The concept is for a under-one-roof creative place where everything from manufacturing costumes and prosthetics, to production, editing and visual effects is done in house. In addition to Pixar, Blomkamp again points to how the proposed model mimics how many 21st century game studios.

Blomkamp knows the first step toward these lofty goals is finding the global audience who wants Oats content. He admits that the crowdfunding campaign will likely not make as much money had he used an established platform, but that part of the motivation for the campaign is to making the Oats website a central hub.

“If you are trying to build a venue online that this kind of work comes from, you should also be crowdfunding it from that venue,” said Blomkamp.

The “Firebase” crowdfunding campaign is live here.

Neill Blomkamp Reveals Why He’s Forming His Own Studio — and the Fate of His ‘Alien’ Sequel

The “District 9” director isn’t holding out hope for his xenomorph film.

Neill Blomkamp’s “Alien” sequel may not be happening now that Ridley Scott has taken back the reins on his franchise, but the “District 9” director is busy all the same. His next project is more ambitious than just another movie, as he’s forming Oats Studio as a sort of testing ground for short films that will be released for free online — and, if all goes well, perhaps even expanded into features.

READ MORE: Watch Neill Blomkamp’s Crazy Trailer for Alien Invasion Story ‘Volume 1’ From Oats Studios

“At the end of making ‘Chappie,’ I wanted to try to figure out a different method for making films and expressing myself,” explained Blomkamp to the Verge. “I felt that if I could sell smaller pieces directly to the audience, the sale of those small experimental pieces would keep this machine alive so that it became an ecosystem that was self-sufficient.”

Part of the idea is to allow viewers to peek behind the curtain in a way that iTunes and similar services don’t. “The more I thought about that, the more it became, ‘What if the users had access to all of the 3D files that we used for the visual effects?’ If we just gave that away with any one-time purchase and you could render stuff yourself?”

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As for his “Alien” sequel, it seems that we won’t be seeing it anytime soon. “I think it’s totally dead, yes. That would be an accurate assumption at this point,” Blomkamp confirmed. “It’s sad. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.” Read more here.

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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s Crazy Trailer for Alien Invasion Story ‘Volume 1’ From Oats Studios

Blomkamp’s experimental short films are being used as a testing ground for feature films.

Neill Blomkamp has teamed up with the new short film company Oats Studios to release a series of experimental shorts, the first trailer for which looks as crazy and epic as anything you’d expect from the “District 9” and “Elysium” director. The teaser trailer for Oats Studios’ “Volume 1” depicts a world where humanity is enslaved by aliens who “came here to exterminate us,” a narrator explains. The aliens themselves look reptilian, but walk on two feet and shoot weapons. Other footage in the trailer appears to come from separate short films, one of which depicts U.S. army forces fighting in the jungle.

READ MORE: ‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp to Release Experimental Short Films On Gaming Site Steam

Oats Studios will stream the short films via the online gaming platform Steam. Blomkamp has been dropping hints regarding the new venture for the past year on Twitter, revealing that the experimental short films are being used as a testing ground for feature films.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Blomkamp is best known for directing the dystopian sci-fi film “District 9,” which he co-wrote with his wife, Terri Tatchell, and was produced by Peter Jackson. “District 9” received widespread critical acclaim and box office success for its creative use of fictional found footage and political allegory to apartheid. It was based on Blomkamp’s 2005 short film, “Alive in Joburg.” Steam’s online gaming platform was developed by Valve, the video game developer behind “Half-Life” and “Left 4 Dead.”

READ MORE: ‘Alien’ Day: Neill Blomkamp Celebrates 4/26 by Releasing Newt Concept Art From Upcoming Film

To watch the trailer for Oats Studios’ “Volume 1,” check out the video below.

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‘District 9’ Director Neill Blomkamp to Release Experimental Short Films On Gaming Site Steam

Blomkamp hopes to use the online shorts as a testing ground for feature films.

District 9” director Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios will experiment with selling short films on gaming website Stream as a way to develop feature film ideas. Many shorts will also be available on the Oats Studios YouTube channel, but a few will be exclusive for purchase as a way to see if the ecosystem works for film, Blomkamp said.

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The director, also known for “Elysium” and “Chappie,” floated the idea on twitter: “If I sold experimental short films on [Steam Games] as tests for potential full feature films, would people watch them?” He added that concept art, 3-D assets, and Maya scene files would be available for download through Steam. “I want to have direct open dialogue with audience going forward,” said Blomkamp, before debuting this teaser from a short called “RAKKA.”

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Blomkamp is best known for the dystopian sci-fi film “District 9,” which he co-wrote with his wife, Terri Tatchell, and was produced by Peter Jackson. “District 9” received widespread critical acclaim and box office success for its creative use of fictional found footage and political allegory to apartheid. It was based on a short film, “Alive in Joburg.” Steam is a popular online gaming platform developed by Valve, the video game developer behind “Half-Life” and “Left 4 Dead.”

READ MORE: ‘Alien’ Day: Neill Blomkamp Celebrates 4/26 by Releasing Newt Concept Art From Upcoming Film

The Oats Studios YouTube is still pretty sparse, but it’s clearly a place for Blomkamp to test out short ideas, like this presidential motorcade that looks like something out of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Check it out:

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Neill Blomkamp Short Films Imagine Grandiose Trumpian Motorcade and Air Force One

See the “District 9” director’s take on Trump’s narcissism.

In the days since Donald Trump’s election victory, civilians and artists alike have tried to grapple with the situation in many different ways. Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has channelled his frustration into art by posting two seconds-long short films that mock Trump’s grandiosity and narcissism. The first film features Trump’s motorcade decked out in gold on its way to Washington D.C. The second film features a souped-up Air Force One complete with guns attached to its front. Watch both films below courtesy of Blomkamp’s Instagram.

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Blomkamp first rose to fame with his debut film “District 9,” about an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth who suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent. The film garnered widespread positive reviews and received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. His next film “Elysium” starred Matt Damon and followed a ravaged Earth divided between a luxurious space habitat and the desolate, devastation below. The film received mixed reviews but was a box office success, grossing $286 million against a $115 million budget. His most recent film “Chappie” follow an artificially intelligent law enforcement robot that’s captured by gangsters, played by rave rap duo Die Antwoord. Though the film was a box office success, the film received mostly negative reviews

READ MORE: ‘The Escape’ Trailer: Clive Owen Stars in Neill Blomkamp’s BMW Film

Though Blomkamp is attached to the “Alien” franchise, his film has remained in limbo since last year. He recently directed a short film for BMW entitled “The Escape” starring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga. Watch it on the BMWFilms website.

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Die Antwoord Claim They Were Set Designers on ‘Chappie,’ But ‘Dumb F-cks’ Didn’t Credit Them

Ninja claims that they painted the lair in “Chappie” themselves.

Neill Blomkamp’s 2015 sci-fi film “Chappie,” about an artificially intelligent law enforcement robot captured by a group of gangsters, starred Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and notably the rap duo Die Antwoord, comprised of  Ninja and Yolandi Visser, who appeared as themselves. In the film, the duo had their own lair where they kept and “raised” Chappie, the robot, to be one of their own. Now, Ninja claims in an Instagram post that they painted the lair themselves and were never credited for their work.

READ MORE: ‘Chappie’ Actor Admits There Was “Tension” On Set With Die Antwoord’s Ninja; Check Out Two New Featurettes

In the post, he blames the “dumb fucks” who “forgot” to credit them and goes on to target the film’s art director. “said art direction was by some fat fuck who smiled in our face when Neill [Blomkamp] was around then flipped 2 retard gremlin face when Neill was gone…was a few fat fat fucks like dat on set.” (According to IMDB, the credited art directors on the film were Bobby Cardoso and Emilia Roux, production design was done by Jules Cook and set decoration by Daniel Birt and Sandy Walker.) He concludes by saying that the duo plans to make their own movie soon “wid no brakes on.” Check out the post below.

Blomkamp has previously released two other films: “District 9,” about an extraterrestrial race forced to live as second-class citizens on Earth, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture; and “Elysium,” about a future overpopulated and polluted Earth and the luxurious space habitat that resides just above it.

READ MORE: Review: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie,’ Starring Die Antwoord, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver And Hugh Jackman

Die Antwoord just released their fourth studio album “Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid.” It’s currently available on streaming platforms and as a digital download.

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‘The Escape’: Clive Owen Returns as The Driver in Neill Blomkamp’s New BMW Short Film — Watch

He’s still really, really good at driving.

You’ll forgive “The Escape” if it plays up some of the more eye-popping attributes of BMW’s line of luxury vehicles — like that they can single-handedly bring down a helicopter, given the appropriate method of connection, sure, okay — if only because the automaker has again footed the bill for superb slice of action-centric short filmmaking.

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BMW Films famously employed a murderer’s row of directing talent, including John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Woo, Joe Carnahan and Tony Scott, back in the early aughts to helm their “The Hire” short film series, and it seems as if they’re looking to get back into the driver’s seat again. This time around, Neill Blomkamp has taken the reins of a short entitled “The Escape,” which returns “Hire” star Clive Owen to the role of the Driver once again — and look, he’s still driving! Quite proficiently, as it turns out!

The film co-stars Dakota Fanning as a clone that Owen is tasked with delivering to a nefarious buyer, Jon Bernthal as the head mercenary for the shady bio genetics company that created her, and Vera Farmiga as the woman who might hold the key to an increasingly complicated — and explosive! — situation.

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There’s no word yet if “The Escape” will turn into its own series, a la “The Hire,” but here’s hoping this gang gets back together sooner rather than later. Vroom vroom and such. Check out “The Escape” below:

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