Some more details have come out about Surrogates, the robo-Bruce Willis we covered a while back. Based on a graphic novel, Surrogates takes place in 2054, when humans live in isolation and interact using idealized robot versions of themselves (which they control with their minds.) Willis plays a cop — but don't call him Robocop. Click through for more details.
Here's the plot synopsis of the original graphic novel written by Robert Vendetti, which appears to be out of print:
The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics has ushered in the era of the surrogate, a new technology that lets users interact with the world without ever leaving their homes. It's a perfect world, and it's up to Detectives Harvey Greer 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.Apparently in the movie version, Willis' police officer has his robot avatar destroyed, and has to go out and interact with the world as a regular human for the first time in a long time. He becomes the only "real" human out in a world of robot avatars. Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black ) and Rosamund Pike (Doom ) have both just been cast in the movie, directed by Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3 ). Image from Second Life. [IESB ]