The first full trailer has dropped for Transcendence, the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., and Morgan Freeman. The trailer gives us a much better understanding of the plot, which sees Depp’s Dr. Will Caster merge with his research after an attack by the anti-technology terrorist group, R.I.F.T. It all looks deadly serious, with some great special effects and a plot that tackles the age of technology that we’re in. As usual the trailer does show a little too much, but it does its job: getting us excited.
Official synopsis for Transcendence:
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
ETA: USA – 17 April, 2014.