Nobody does weird, silly dystopian near futures like District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. And this concept art from his new movie Chappie — which we're premiering exclusively at io9 — makes his world of robots and thugs look like something out of Judge Dredd, or some other 2000 A.D. comic.

Top image: Concept Art showing Chappie and Yolandi

This artwork comes from the book Chappie: The Art of the Movie, which comes out March 3 from Titan Books. In addition to these startling pieces of artwork, the book also includes behind-the-scenes photography, and interviews with the cast and crew.

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A sketch by Neill Blomkamp of Ninja and Yolandi's intense bond.

Early Design idea for "The Moose" robot


Concept art of a sequence in Johannesburg

Deon and Yolandi coaxing Chappie from his hiding place


A test design for the movie's poster

Concept art showing Chappie and Yolandi


Moody concept art of Ponte City