Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut TRANSCENDENCE has a fantastic cast and behind-the-scenes crew (including producer Christopher Nolan), and a mysterious head-scratcher of a plot. The cyber-thriller is only four months away, and we've just received the first teasers for it; one features a voice-over from Johnny Depp, the other Morgan Freeman (of course the king of the voice-overs).
Don't expect much in the way of footage, but the previews definitely set the tone for the film, which is high-concept sci-fi. Cool stuff.
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, Freeman, Paul Battany, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, and Clifton Collins Jr., TRANSCENDENCE opens on April 18th.