An A.I. Johnny Depp is eventually going to end us all, but until then, check out seven clips from former Christopher Nolan DP Wally Pfister, who is making his feature film debut with a whopper of a movie. Not only does “Transcendence” have a pretty nifty premise, but the cast — wow, the cast. Talk about living a charmed life, amirite? Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, and Morgan friggin’ Freeman. That’s like hitting the casting jackpot right there, folks. It’s almost not fair that a first-time director gets this kind of head-start.
Fair or not, check out all seven clips from the movie below, check it outers. And remember, your toaster is probably plotting your demise. I’m just sayin’.
Dr. Will Caster 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 and friend Max, 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.
Starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Morgan Freeman.
Transcending this April 18th.