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.”
[snip]”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.