Wally Pfister's directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, is hurtling our way in the spring, and today we've got the first look at the sci-fi film for your curious peepers.
The film comes from producer Christopher Nolan, who collaborated with his d.p. Pfister on the DARK KNIGHT trilogy and INCEPTION; it stars Johnny Depp in what sort of sounds like a high-concept take on THE LAWNMOWER MAN. (Guy gets sucked into mega-computer, what's not to like?)
Here's the full synopsis:
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.
Starring Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Battany, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, and Clifton Collins Jr., TRANSCENDENCE opens on April 18th.