'Transcendence': Johnny Depp Sci-Fi Thriller Is A Technological Cautionary Tale [Trailer + Pictures]

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The full-length trailer has been released for the upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller, Transcendence. Directed by Wally Pfister ('Inception,' 'The Dark Knight'), the film pushes the boundaries of human innovation to bring us a chilling look at the potentially destructive power of technology. Depp stars as a scientist whose brain is uploaded to a supercomputer upon his death.

Johnny Depp Transcendence
In His First Sci-Fi Role, Johnny Depp Plays A Genius Scientist On The Verge Of Breakthrough.

Will Caster (Depp) is a computer scientist at the forefront of artificial intelligence research before he is taken out by an anti-technology activist. Determined not to die, the scientist and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) rush to find a way to upload his consciousness so that he can communicate even beyond the grave. However, not everybody is certain of what will happen if they succeed, especially as Carter's mind begins to evolve and become more powerful than he could have ever dreamed.

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Pfister's unnerving thriller explores a future of science without boundaries and the untold effect that merging robotics with human emotional intelligence can have upon mankind. Having played a pirate, a mad hatter, a chocolatier and a chameleon, Transcendence will see Depp transformed into a highly intelligent computer in his first high-profile science fiction role alongside Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy and Paul Bettany.

Johnny Depp Transcendence Wally Pfister
Caster's Mind Is Uploaded To A Supercomputer Before His Death.

Even by watching the trailer, we get a real flavour of 2010's critically-lauded Inception, the surreal sci-fi film for which Pfister worked as a cinematographer. The same jaw-dropping digital effects are used for full impact in Transcendence, which combines a philosophical and intelligent plotline with state-of-the-art CGI and futuristic scenes.

Transcendence Morgan Freeman
Caster's Former Colleagues Watch With Horror & Fascination As His Power Exceeds Imagination.

Transcendence will be released on the 17th April in the USA and on the 25th April in the UK.

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Transcendence Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy Takes On Another Starring Role In The 'Inception' Director's Movie.

Transcendence Paul Bettany Rebecca Hall
Paul Bettany & Rachel Hall Play The Characters Complicit In Unleashing Caster's Cyber Persona.

Transcendence Poster
'Transcendence' Will Be Released In April This Year.


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