‘Surrogates’ Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am,

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Today we have a new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming sci-fi/thriller, Surrogates. Based on the graphic novel, the film stars Bruce Willis and is set in a world where humans live their lives through Avatar surrogate machine versions of themselves, all the while in the safety of their own home. Willis plays a man who if forced to once again live in “the real world” in order to investigate the murders of other Surrogates and their users.

The Surrogates featurette we have for you today is relatively short (about the length of an average trailer), but nonetheless gives us a good look at some of the technical stuff, as well as providing further insight into the world that the movie is set in. Check it out below:


I really like the idea of Surrogates, not only because it has potential for some really cool sci-fi action scenes, but also because it plays off of the very real and relevant (ingredients of good sci-fi!) issue of technology ruling our lives. There’s some really cool details in there – for example, the humans can live their lives as machines, not feeling the pain that’s inflicted if their surrogates get shot or hit by a car. Pretty wild.

The movie really reminds me (and a lot of other people, apparently) of the Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner, although obviously a lot sleeker (in an I-Robot kind of way) as opposed to the “down and dirty” feeling of BR. I just hope Surrogates lives up to its potential.

What do you think of the featurette? Are you looking forward to this movie?

Surrogates hit theaters on September 25th, 2009.

Source: IGN via  YouTube

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  1. Well, I didn’t watch the featurette because i don’t know what’s in it and i don’t want to see any more about the movie until it comes out.

    At any rate, i am looking forward to it.

  2. I’m glad you picked up on the potential similarity between Surrogates and Avatar.


  3. This ad campaign sucks eggs…

    I’m going to watch “12 Monkeys” now and remember when Willis was great!

  4. This also seems very similar to the Matrix… except for the pain link and death apparently. I’m sure the story is very different, but the background is closer than Avatar.

  5. looks pretty interesting

  6. too many similarities to I Robot…which was a terrible movie. Im not impressed. although at the end of the trailer (shown in the District 9 movie) At the end the real bruce willis walks out on the streets and everyone is dead…I dont know if they meant that as the middle of the movie or the end. either way I dont like it so far.