Guess we’re all interested in Transcendence, not just ’cause Johnny Depp stars in a leading role, but because the whole thing comes from Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer. In case you forgot, Pfister is making his directorial debut with the movie that will take us into a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. Sounds promising, head inside to find more details… So, the movie, which is already set to hit theaters on April 18th, 2014, revolves around two leading computer scientists who work toward their goal of Technological Singularity. But, of course, on the other side we also have a so-called radical anti-technology organization that fights to prevent them from creating the above mentioned world. Or, if you prefer the official synopsis:
Dr. Will Caster 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 and best friend Max Waters, 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.Depp is on board to play Dr. Will Caster, his wife Evelyn is Rebecca Hall, while Paul Bettany portrays Max Waters. The rest of the cast includes Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy and Clifton Collins Jr. Hiope we’ll soon have more updates to share, so make sure you stay tuned!