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First look images from Wally Pfister's Transcendence with Johnny Depp, Cillian Murphy, and Morgan Freeman

Dec. 12, 2013by: Paul Shirey

The first images from THE DARK KNIGHT cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, have dropped, featuring a rather normal-looking Johnny Depp and co-stars Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall. Not featured in the pics, but also co-starring in the film are Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Clifton Collins, Jr. who join in the "ghost in the machine" sci-fi thriller that has Depp in the "villain" role, while looking the most normal we've seen in a long while.
I dont think weve seen him this way in a long time, says Pfister, laughing. Just a pair of glasses on and a pretty normal haircut.

Take a look:

Here's the 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 succeedto 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 canbut if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Wills 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.

I like the premise of this, but really need to see it in action to be a fair judge. It's a really solid line-up of stars and a nice break from the big-budget franchise work that Depp's been languishing in of late (how ironic is that, given that he used to be an indie darling only). Pfister can certainly shoot a movie, but whether or not he's any good at directing one remains to be seen. Still, I'm intrigued to see what he brings to the table.

TRANSCENDENCE is set to open on April 18, 2014.

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5:40PM on 12/14/2013

need an aging/great actor?

then go for michael caine or morgan freeman!!! nope? well, then how about samuel l. jackson? . . him neither? then you've got yourself a gary oldman my friend!!!!
then go for michael caine or morgan freeman!!! nope? well, then how about samuel l. jackson? . . him neither? then you've got yourself a gary oldman my friend!!!!
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8:25AM on 12/13/2013
The first pic with Depp almost looks like a still from 'Nick of Time'.

Good cast here, this could turn out nicely if they get it right.
The first pic with Depp almost looks like a still from 'Nick of Time'.

Good cast here, this could turn out nicely if they get it right.
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5:50AM on 12/13/2013
that's a really long synopsis
that's a really long synopsis
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7:07PM on 12/12/2013
I love that shot of Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Rebecca Hall and cyber-Depp! Why is the RAM always gone?
I love that shot of Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Rebecca Hall and cyber-Depp! Why is the RAM always gone?
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2:36PM on 12/12/2013
Hope there's a trailer soon!
Hope there's a trailer soon!
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10:23PM on 12/12/2013
It's supposed to be with The Hobbit. So any day noooooooow.


(Also Interstellar's teaser...)
It's supposed to be with The Hobbit. So any day noooooooow.


(Also Interstellar's teaser...)
2:47PM on 12/13/2013
Guess rumor wasn't true. No trailer yet. But the movie comes out in 5 months. So that shit better be coming quick.
Guess rumor wasn't true. No trailer yet. But the movie comes out in 5 months. So that shit better be coming quick.
2:36PM on 12/12/2013
Johnny Depp not wearing make-up and not dressed up in some ridiculous outfit. I like it.
Johnny Depp not wearing make-up and not dressed up in some ridiculous outfit. I like it.
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12:52PM on 12/12/2013
Kewl.
Kewl.
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12:48PM on 12/12/2013

First pic caption

"Where ever you go, there you are"
"Where ever you go, there you are"
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