From Entertainment Weekly we have our first official look at Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy in Wally Pfister‘s sci-fi thriller 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.
The director went on to talk about the film and Depp, saying,
“It’s a very timely subject as we find we have to update the software on our cell phones before we can even make a call. I don’t think we’ve seen him this way in a long time.” he said laughing, “Just a pair of glasses on and a pretty normal haircut.”
Transcendence comes out on April 18th, 2014.