Transcendence — New Featurette (Guarding the Threat)


added: Sun, Mar 30th '14

Artificial intelligence is the core subject matter of the upcoming science-fiction thriller "Transcendence," in which Johnny Depp stars as a dying computer scientist who evolves into a ferocious tyrant when he's resurrected as a computerized entity. The film, which was helmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer-turned-first-time director Wally Pfister, recently received this brand-new featurette that digs into the topic of human-like intelligence by having much of the cast explain why it's something to be both admired and feared -- especially if it falls into the "wrong hands."

"Transcendence" also stars Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara, and it's slated to hit theaters on April 18th.

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, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., Lukas Haas

release date   April 18, 2014

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