Warner Bros. has released the first featurette for the upcoming sci-fi Transcendence, which marks the directorial debut of regular Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister and sees Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) leading a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me), Cillian Murphy (Inception), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Paul Bettany (Iron Man 3), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek), and Cole Hauser (A Good Day to Die Hard). Check it out after the official 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.
Transcendence is set for release on April 18th.