You know those bland sci-fi thrillers, like The Island, that take place in futuristic utopias that are always too good to be true? Yeah. That’s what The Surrogates looks like. Set in a future where everyone lives in isolation and has their own robot double, who goes and runs all their errands and lives their lives for them while they’re hooked up to their better-looking halves via space-age plugs. A problem arises when the death of surrogates starts resulting in the deaths of the human controllers. Oh noes!
Bruce Willis to save the day! His better looking half is just like him, only he has really bad hair. I’m convinced, in fact, that Bruce Willis’ hairpieces are the opposite of Robin Williams’ beards. When he’s got one, his movie tends to suffer.
Based on the graphic novel from Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, Jonathon Mostow (U571, Terminator 3) directs. Ving Rhames co-stars. And you get to play the disinterested spectator.
Here’s the trailer: