Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction mystery film, based on the 2005â€"2006 comic book series The Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis as Tom Greer, an FBI agent who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates (humanoid remote controlled robots). In a futuristic world, people live within the safety of their homes while their robotic surrogates carry on with day to day chores. This harmonious existence is shaken by a murder, a first in years.