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From Comic Book to Film, Coming Soon! The Surrogates
By Patrick Oliver

Sep 17, 2009 - 14:01

Publisher(s): Top Shelf Productions
Writer(s): Robert Venditti, Michael Ferris, John D. Brancato
Penciller(s): Brett Weldele
Colourist(s): Brett Weldele
ISBN: 1891830872
$13.57 US
Starring: Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames, James Cromwell
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Produced by: Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films, Road Rebel, Top Shelf Productions, Wintergreen Productions
Running Time: 88 min
Release Date: 25 September 2009
Distributors: Audio Visual Enterprises, Buena Vista International, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Genre: Movies thriller science fiction


Who Goes There?


The surrogates takes the idea of an internet avatar, an artificial representation of a person and extrapolates it.  In a leap of science fiction worthy of Asimov,Robert Venditti created a world where people have cut off from each other another and 'live' through remote controlled humanoid robots; surrogates. But in this future earth, this future America, not everybody is happy with this situation and somebody decides to do something about it. Detective Harvey Greer is sent to investigate and soon an anti-surrogate movement is under suspicion...

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Written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Brett Weldele The Surrogates first appeared as a five issue comic book in 2005 it was collected in a graphic novel in mid 2006 and followed by a prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh & Bone in July of this year. There is now a graphic novel of both stories combined called; The Surrogates Operator's Manual, which is a limited edition hardcover.

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Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) directs an all star cast of established actor who are adept at both drama and action.  This promises to be an exciting and thought provoking thriller that hints at a possible direction for humans and society. This is precisely what all good science fiction has done to great effect down the years. Well, I'm intrigued. How about you?

A trailer:



The graphic Novels:
The Surrogates ISBN :- 1891830872
The Surrogates: Flesh & Bone ISBN:- 1603090185
The Surrogates Operator's Manual. ISBN:- 1603090452


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