First Look: Bruce Willis in Sci-Fi Thriller Surrogates
by Alex Billington
December 17, 2008
Disney has provided us with the first official photo from the upcoming sci-fi thriller Surrogates starring Bruce Willis. Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, an FBI agent is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates. In a world of masks, who's real and who can you trust? I actually saw a trailer for this a few months back and thought it looked pretty bad, but I admit it was an early cut with half-finished CGI, so I'll be anxious to see it again once its finished. Until then, let us know what you think of this photo?
Surrogates is directed by Jonathan Mostow, of Breakdown, U-571, and Terminator 3 previously. The script was written by writing duo Michael Ferris and John D. Brancato, of The Net, The Game, Terminator 3, and Catwoman previously, and is based on Robert Venditti's graphic novel. Disney will be bringing Surrogates to theaters on September 25th. The concept reminds me a lot of I, Robot, which immediately sets very high expectations in my mind. I only hope Surrogates can come close to living up to them. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
It reminds me of Larry Niven's "Kiln People". Good book, lousy ending.
Luis M on Dec 17, 2008
Bruce Willis wil be perfect for the character 'Marcus Fenix' in Gears of War movie.... i would be happy seeing him so...
Deekam on Dec 17, 2008
It reminds me of Asimov's The Naked Sun.
Henry on Dec 17, 2008
How come everyone in movies based in the future have to be in a leather jacket?
Buzzard on Dec 17, 2008
The Net, The Game, Terminator 3, and Catwoman That says it all
alphaeden on Dec 17, 2008
A DISNEY Thriller??? Interesting... I immediately thought of 5th Element when I saw Bruce + Sci Fi. I'm sure he'll do a great job, even if the movie is so-so.
Nick Sears on Dec 17, 2008
I,robot is what immediately came to mind. This does sound intersting though.
big r on Dec 17, 2008
its bruce willis! I mean how bad could it really be? bruce is the all time shit! he kicks more ass than anyone!!
tyler w on Dec 17, 2008
It looks cheap and sounds suspiciously similar to the not-completely-terrible I Robot (the film, not the book). I totally agree with Buzzard's leather jacket question. Also if he had really spent years just sitting around the house, surely he would dress more like, say, the Dude from the Big Lebowski! Re-shoot the whole damn thing with Willis in bunny slippers and I might go see it... These days it's almost as if Hollywood thinks if something was good enough to be a comic book, it's good enough to be a movie.
Boggy on Dec 17, 2008
Anything with Bruce Willis ... especially Sci-Fi ... is a 100% must see in my books. Count me in. Plus the premise actually sounds really good.
Hilander on Dec 17, 2008
Richard on Dec 17, 2008
If it's got Bruce kicking azz, I am SOOOO there to see it!!! C'mon Bruce, convince Sly to put you in "The Expendables", too!!!
Andy S on Dec 17, 2008
I Robot vs Blade Runner (Bathed in light) or something i am guessing well that is what first came to my mind.
werdnafaz on Dec 18, 2008
In a world where Mike Chiklis and Bruce Willis are twins... Shoot..I'll check it out. 😀
Bry from Chi on Dec 18, 2008
Willis got old looking.
Ryan on Dec 22, 2008
anyone remember 'ironside'? now, a shut in catches a crook? what dysfunction can be dredged up next? an agoraphobic pilot fighting his/her fear as they kick ass on the big blue sky monster? ADD anyone? what the hell, ill go see it...in my living room.
jim on Mar 19, 2009
hated "I ROBOT" - mostly because it had little or nothing to do with the friggin' book. Also, it was yt another sci fi movie that makes the future look almost exactly like life today except for some gadgets. same friggin' sneakers for christ's sake. also, isn't this a still form LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD the scene when he goes to see that fat talentless pig Kevin Smith? looks like another "can't wait" for me!!
The Duke of New York on Apr 27, 2009
Bruce is awesome so this movie can't be to bad, scripts always sound worse than they are.... except the JP4 initially script, training dinosaurs to carry guns?????
jbshgfsdb on Apr 30, 2009
The Surrogates is obviously very similar to the original and much more interesting Kiln People, which a) was written by David Brin, and b) had an intelligent, good-storytelling ending. @Luis: Stick to Niven, Brin's obviously beyond you. P.S. I hope Brin raises a stink over this; nothing worse than people lifting good ideas, bastardizing them for a generic target audience, and then vomiting them onto the screen (never mind the comic).
GimmeABreak on Jun 30, 2009
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