Disney has acquired rights to the graphic novel The Surrogates and will develop it into a sci-fi thriller that Jonathan Mostow will direct.
Michael Ferris and John Brancato will write. The trio last teamed on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Published by Top Shelf Comix, the graphic novel, written by Robert Venditti and illustrated by Brett Weldele, is set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation. They interact vicariously, through surrogate robots.
Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce, along with Max Handelman and Elizabeth Banks (The 40-Year-Old Virgin).
Mostow will develop the project while he continues to write Sub-Mariner, an adaptation of the Marvel Comics character for Universal.