These pictures where taken in Canada, where most of the animation and post-production is taking place. It looks that he is taking once again the concept of one of his short films once again to make a full feature movie. I refer to the short film, Tetra Vall.
Watch the short film here.
Chappie was written by Neill Blomkamp and his wife, Terri Tatchell. The haven't worked together on a film since District 9. Chappie opens on theaters March 27, 2015.