Top Shelf Productions



May 22, 2009


Top Shelf is pleased to announce that the buzz-building for September's SURROGATES film has begun in earnest! Last night, movie audiences nationwide saw the debut of the official Surrogates trailer, attached to select reels of Terminator: Salvation. Based on the graphic novel The Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, the upcoming Surrogates film stars Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Radha Mitchell, and Rosamund Pike and debuts from Touchstone Pictures on September 25! For more movie coolness, check out the Virtual Self Industries web site at

In a world where human interaction has been replaced with remote-linked robotic alter egos, The Surrogates follows Detective Harvey Greer in pursuit of a techno-terrorist bent on returning society to a time when people lived their lives instead of merely experiencing them.

Venditti and Weldele, fresh off the success of the original Surrogates graphic novel, are about to release a follow-up that delves deeper into the thrilling sci-fi/noir world they've created. Entitled The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone, the upcoming book takes place 15 years before the original story and explores the very early days of surrogates in human society -- and one very inconvenient murder that could destroy everything.

Top Shelf will debut The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone in July, along with a new edition of The Surrogates (Volume 1) and a special deluxe hardcover collecting both graphic novels in a single volume. Hats off to Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, check out the trailer below, and on September 25, we'll all see their vision come to life!