Nine years ago Neil Blomkamp was regarded as a hot visionary helmer in the wake of District 9, which was universally admired. Five years ago he was regarded as a somewhat less vital but nonetheless credible visionary craftsman (i.e., Jim Cameron wannabe) in the wake of Elysium, which the fanboys were iffy on. In the wake of Chappie three years ago he was regarded as a visionary craftsman who’ve been given his shot and hadn’t quite nailed it (Jar-Jar Binks comparisons were heard) but was still in the game. But Blomkamp paired with yet another MGM Robocop remake? Forget it.