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'Surrogates' opens in theatres

September 25, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The new sci-fi action thriller "Surrogates" is now in theatres.The premise of the movie is that surrogates are a natural extension of cell phones and computers -- the latest high-tech devices to help you live a better life.

Surrogates go out into the world for you. You see what they see and feel, but all from the comfort of home.

But when two people die while connected to their surrogates, Bruce Willis who plays a tough FBI agent, goes into action to help save humanity.

The role was a physical one for the actor at times, and it put him back into a genre that's been good to him in the past.

"I would think they would be sick of me in action movies by now," said Willis. "I do a lot of them because I'm asked to do a lot of them and I like playing cops."

"Surrogates" is based on a graphic novel and it poses questions about society and the world of technology. Radha Mitchell also stars in the new movie.

"The question is how are we using technology and is it bringing us forward as a society or is it keeping us separated?" asked Radha Mitchell.

Movie stars aside, "Surrogates" also features a familiar face from Eyewitness News.

"Lisa Hernandez is in the movie and she does a fantastic job," said director Jonathan Mostow. "I wouldn't quite say she has quite the equal billing that Bruce does, but she was a delight to work with."

"Surrogates" starring Bruce Willis and Lisa Hernandez is rated PG-13.

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