A new trailer for the anticipated sci-fi thriller “Transcendence” has arrived, giving an extended look at Johnny Depp’s unstable state as he becomes a techno master mind. Depp portrays Dr. Will Caster, a researcher who is uploaded into a computer in the near future after being shot by an anti-technology terrorist group RIFT (Revolutionary Independence From Technology). His plan to deliver the world from its problems takes a horrible turn as he becomes power obsessed, prepared to go to any lengths to see his greatest achievement succeed no matter the cost.
“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.”
Written by Jack Paglen, the film is helmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (“The Dark Knight”, “Inception”). Pfister will be teaming up with longtime collaborator Christopher Nolan who will assist to co-produce the pic. Depp is supported by Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy and Paul Bettany.