Bruce Willis will star in The Surrogates, Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the Top Shelf Productions sci-fi series by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele.
Variety reports that production is set to begin in February. Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3) will direct from a script by Michael Ferris and John Brancato (Terminator 3, Catwoman).
The Surrogates is set in 2054, when humans interact through robots who are idealized versions of themselves. In that “perfect world,” police detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford must stop a techno-terrorist who is determined to return society to a time when people actually lived their own lives.
The comic was released by Top Shelf in 2005-2006 as a five-issue miniseries, and then collected as a trade paperback.
The movie is expected to be released through Touchstone.