Transcendence — Featurette (What is Transcendence?)


added: Thu, Mar 13th '14

The mind of a dying scientist is uploaded into a computer mainframe, and it's not long before he strives for world domination. Okay. The plot of Johnny Depp's techno thriller "Transcendence" may be a bit difficult to figure out, but it's nothing that can't be smoothed over by a new preview designed to give viewers a better understanding of the overall story.

In this newly-released featurette, Depp is joined by other members of the cast (Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman) and crew to offer their insight into the upcoming movie that marks the directorial debut of celebrated cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception, The Dark Knight).

"What is Transcendence?" Well, you can find out by watching the new clip (above) or you can wait until the film opens next month, April 17th.

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 friend Max, 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.


directed by   Wally Pfister

starring   Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., Morgan Freeman

release date   April 17, 2014

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