Details have emerged regarding Transcendence – the directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Wally Pfister, which stars Johnny Depp.
Wally Pfister has been in the film game as a cinematographer for many years, but he finally got the recognition he rightfully deserves after working alongside Christopher Nolan on his hit movies. Now, Pfister has left the nest and has been busy directing his own film Transcendence.
Plot details were kind of secretive, that is until Warner Bros. released information very recently.
“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.”
It sounds rather excellent. We are certainly looking forward to watching this one. Keep returning to Screen Critix for more information on Transcendence.