Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall star in the full Transcendence trailer

Johnny Depp in Transcendence

The first full length trailer for Wally Pfeister’s TRANSCENDENCE is now online and if you didn’t know anything about the movie, but were familiar with Christopher Nolan’s films, you’d probably make the quick connection that the trailer has a very strong Nolan-vibe.  Obviously, Pfeister learned something while working with his old friend and has replicated that style in his directorial debut.  The trailer doesn’t have me beaming with excitement, but it looks like it will be an efficient thriller with some twists.  It is nice to see Johnny Depp without the layers of makeup and costumes.  TRANSCENDENCE stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany and Kate Mara. The Wally Pfister directed film hits theaters on April 18th, 2014.

The official synopsis for TRANSCENDENCE: 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.

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