Jonathan "Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines" Mostow directs actor Bruce Willis in "Surrogates", based on the Top Shelf graphic novel series "the Surrogates", from a screenplay by Michael Ferris and John Brancato.
Created by Robert Venditti/Brett Weldele, premise of "The Surrogates" is set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation, interacting with 'surrogate' robots. Producers of the feature are David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks for Disney's Touchstone.
"...FBI agents investigate a mysterious murder against a college student, linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon.
This allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves -- fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles -- enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The crime spawns a quest for answers: in a world of masks, who's real and who can you trust..."
"Surrogates" will be released September 25, 2009...