From director Jonathan Mostow and co-screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, the people behind “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” comes “Surrogates” another view of the future. This time, it is not machines but robotic surrogates at the heart of the story.
Bruce Willis stars as an FBI agent who must forgo his own safety when he uncovers a vast conspiracy behind the first murder in years. Humans have been living safe isolated lives, interacting with the world outside their own homes only by way of the surrogate robots — which are sexy, physically perfect representations of themselves.
Thanks to the surrogates, it is an ideal world where everyone is as beautiful as they want to be and crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist, at least for the people. That is until several surrogates are destroyed and their human counterparts die, causing the utopia everyone has become use to begins to unravel.
I found the movie’s tagline quite interesting: “How do you save humanity, when the only thing that’s real is you?”
Joining Bruce Willis are Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Boris Kodjoe, James Francis Ginty, Michael Cudlitz, James Cromwell and Ving Rhames. The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Brett Weldele.
The movie, from Touchstone Pictures (Disney), is due to hit theaters on Sept. 25.