Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman star in the first images from Transcendence

With a trailer presumably right around the corner, today we get the first look from Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, featuring a normal looking Johnny Depp. Until now, not much was known about the film since everything was being kept under wraps. But now we have a couple of images and an official synopsis, so the picture is starting to get clearer. From the sound of it, Johnny Depp is the bad guy in this one, but we presume there’s more to it than that. Pfister and Christopher Nolan have worked together several times, and I’m betting there’s going to be a big Nolan-vibe going on throughout TRANSCENDENCE, which is definitely a good thing. 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. (EW)

Johnny Depp in Transcendence

Morgan Freeman in Transcendence


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