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Johnny Depp is up to no good in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut “Transcendence”. Or at least, that’s the sneaky suspicion I’m getting from this rather foreboding teaser trailer for the movie. Either that, or it’s just my Skynet bias talking. Machines, man. You can’t trust a machine that thinks it’s smarter than you. Pretty soon it’s launching nukes and building killer cyborgs with giant muscles and a foreign accent. That’s never a good sign.
Anyhoo. Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Pfister’s “Transcendence”.
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 theaters next year April 18th, 2014.