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Morgan Freeman joins Wally Pfister's Transcendence alongside Johnny Depp

04.11.2013

It is amazing that after decades of appearing in some of the biggest movies ever made that Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman have not appeared on screen together. That will all change now that Freeman has joined the cast of Wally Pfister's directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE.

According to The Hollywood Reporter has not revealed many details yet, but there is not much known about TRANSCENDENCE aside from the casting which also includes Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Rebecca Hall. The plot summary we have is as follows:

Three scientists -- Max and the husband and wife team, Will (Depp) and Evelyn -- have been developing a programming code for the world’s first fully self-aware computer. A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive.

Morgan Freeman will be seen next week in the sci-fi action movie OBLIVIAN with Tom Cruise. TRANSCENDENCE seems to be more of a hard scifi concept which would keep in line with his interest in science. Freeman's Science Channel series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE is a personal favorite of mine. I love pretty much everything this guy does. He could read the phone book and it would be enthralling. Hmm, maybe Freeman will be the voice of the self aware computer? That would be interesting.

TRANSCENDENCE opens in theaters on April 25, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Morgan Freeman should host Saturday Night Live. I'm just sayin'...

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