You can’t keep an evil Johnny Depp down in a new, short Japanese TV spot and poster for former Christopher Nolan cameraman Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, the sci-fi “Transcendence.” The movie is your classic science run amok story, with that age old question about whether you’re still human if you exist inside a machine. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say no, but then again, maybe I just have a bias against people downloading their brains into machines. That’s just weird.
Check out the new TV spot from overseas and a spanking new poster for the film below.
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 18, 2014.