Based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti, the film will focus on a cop (Bruce Willis) who lives in a future world. However, instead of getting a naked Milla and trying to save the world from one uglified Gary Oldman, he's in a world where people live out their lives through "perfect-looking" robotic versions of themselves. But then these robots or "surrogates" start getting axed, and the cop has to venture into the world, as himself, to find the killer. Mitchell is playing his cop partner, Rhames is playing "a charismatic cult figure who disdains the use of surrogates and tries to lead an uprising against the 'new world order,'" and Pike is playing Willis' wife.
I have to say, this project is really intriguing me. I'm anxious to see just how the "perfect version" of a person will look. Are we talking just a lack of zits, unneeded hair, and wrinkles? Or more in-depth? If they're also structurally different, will they look better, or just be Jennifer Greyed? How 'real' is this surrogate experience? We'll find out soon enough. Production begins later this month.