Variety is reporting that the House of Mouse has acquired the rights to Top Shelf Comix graphic novel “The Surrogates”. Jonathan Mostow will direct, with Michael Ferris and John Brancato signed as writers.
“This is a Philip K. Dick-like futuristic universe, but people who live a second life already on the Internet can relate to some of the themes here,” said Brancato, who with Ferris is adapting the Robert Ludlum novel “Sigma Protocol” for Strike Entertainment.
Subject matter is edgy for Disney, and Oren Aviv is eyeing Touchstone as a home for it.
“This is a grounded sci-fi premise, but there are big effects, and it’s clear from ‘300’ that people want to see different kinds of things, and this falls into that category,” Hoberman said.
In the story, humans interact vicariously through robots, which makes perfect sense for Mostow, Ferris and Brancato as their last film together was Terminator 3.
via Variety (link)