FirstShowing.net has the first official trailer for the new Bruce Willis futuristic thriller Surrogates. Produced by Disney's Touchstone Pictures and directed by Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Terminator 3), the film is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. A special edition hardcover edition of The Surrogates is scheduled for a July 2009 release and is intended as a companion volume to the film.
Synopsis: The year is 2054, and life is reduced to a data feed. The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics has ushered in the era of the personal surrogate, android substitutes that let users interact with the world without ever leaving their homes. It's a perfect world, and it's up to Detectives Harvey Greer (Willis in the movie) and Pete Ford of the Metro Police Department to keep it that way. But to do so they'll need to stop a techno-terrorist bent on returning society to a time when people lived their lives instead of merely experiencing them.
The movie has an oddly creepy website, ChooseYourSurrogate.com, that provides precious little information about the film per se (yet) but sure sets a tone for the film.
View the trailer below:
Surrogates is expected in theaters September 25, 2009.
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