Washington (ANI): Bruce Willis has signed on to star in sci-fi thriller Surrogates. Jonathan Mostow will be directing the Disney pic from a screenplay penned by Michael Ferris and John Brancato, who collaborated with the helmer on his last film 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines".
“The Surrogates" is based on a graphic novel from Top Shelf Comix. The 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, reports Variety. On board as producers are Mandeville"s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, along with Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks.
Movie is expected to be released through Touchstone, with Disney eyeing a February production start in Boston.