Today's Variety reports that Bruce Willis has signed to topline 'The Surrogates', based on the Top Shelf Comix series by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele.
The film is slated to begin filming in Boston this February. Jonathan Mostow ('Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines') is on board to direct from a script by Michael Ferris and John Brancato, who also wrote the script for the sequel 'Terminator Salvation'.
Story is set in the near future, where humans live in isolation and interact vicariously through surrogate robots who are better-looking versions of themselves. Willis plays a cop who, through his surrogate, investigates the murders of others’ surrogates. The cop is forced to venture from his own home for the first time in years and unravels a conspiracy.
“The Surrogates” is being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, along with Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks.