New details emerge of Wally Pfister's Transcendence

News Simon Brew 12 Dec 2013 - 06:34

A synopsis emerges for Wally Pfister's eagerly-awaited sci-fi film Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp...

There are few films we're looking forward to more right now than the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's long-time director of photography, Wally Pfister. He's put together the film Transcendence, which stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, and it's heading into cinemas in April.

Not too much is known about the movie to date, but the publication of an official synopsis for Transcendence leads us to suspect that the wraps might be about to come off. We wonder if a trailer might just be around the corner.

For now, we've got a slighter better idea of just what the film's about, courtesy of the following...

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.

Transcendence is due in cinemas on April 18th.

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