Transcendence gets a trailer

20 December 2013

Making a Pfist of it.

Here's Morgan Freeman doing what he does best: narrating. The veteran actor lends his mellifluous vocals to the latest teaser for Transcendence, the first film to be directed by Wally Pfister.

Pfister was cinematographer for Christopher Nolan on nearly all of his films, from Memento to The Dark Knight Rises, and his influence is all over Transcendence, a near-futuristic sci-fi thriller, which in addition to Freeman, will also star Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, and Cillian Murphy.

In common with his former colleague, Pfister has been deliberately reticent on revealing too much and details are sparse.  Here’s the official synopsis:

“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 released in the UK on 24th April, 2014.

[Source: Coming Soon]