The official trailer has been released for Transcendence, the upcoming sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp. It looks quite interesting, with a great concept and an impressive cast. Depp plays Will, a researcher that has reached breakthroughs regarding Artificial Intelligence. When Will is attacked by an anti-technology terrorist group, he becomes more connected to his research than anyone could have imagined.
It’s no wonder this is the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception, Moneyball, The Dark Knight Rises) – the visuals look fantastic.
Starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., and Morgan Freeman.
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 – 18 April, 2014.