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If Steve Martin's Surrogate Was A Woman, Would He Just Stay Home?

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 26, 2009 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | August 26, 2009 |


So a few new pictures were leaked for Surrogates, the upcoming sci-fi film in which people live their lives remotely through robotic copies of themselves, the first murder in years occurs, and drama ensues. The studio describes the surrogate copies as “sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves.” Not to nitpick, but if they’re perfect representations, most of them would not be sexy. If technology is invented that allows us to have robotic surrogates, how many people would actually want their own body? Put your hand back down, have you looked in the mirror lately?

The rest of the pics are up at SciFi Wire, but two jump out.

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Meh. Publicity photos are supposed to look more intriguing than the film actually is, otherwise they’re counterproductive. This looks like almost like an amateur photoshop job. But that’s not the worst of it:

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Why in the world did they give Bruce Willis republican hair?



Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.



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