TNT is going into production on The Last Ship, a TV show based on William Brinkley's 1989 novel about a U.S. Navy vessel that survives a global catastrophe. (In the book, it's a nuclear war. But in the TV show, it's something more complicated. Scroll all the way to the bottom to find out what.)
Bruce Willis looks like shit in his new movie Surrogates, and that's the point. His robot self is cheesy, fake-looking and ridiculous, and the flesh-and-blood body slumped in a neural-net chair is saggy and fragile. Spoilers for Surrogates ahead.
There's nothing more wonderful than a movie's fake explanatory news reel. Dark Knight brought us the tabloid Wayne family tell all, and now Surrogates is building the robot backstory with its own news machine.
We asked Surrogates director Jonathan Mostow all the really important stuff about our robot-filled future. Such as: how do we go to the bathroom while attached to a robot? And what kind of drugs are there for my robot half?
Bruce Willis' new film Surrogates will march into the uncanny valley between "comfortably robotic" and "recognizeably human" — and start digging, judging from some new freaktastic photos showing half-human, half-robot faces, and glassy-eyed mannequins. A gallery of spoilery pics below.
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…