Last week it was revealed that Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer, Wally Pfister, was planning his first movie as a director, and Johnny Depp is in talks to star. Now the LA Times reports that there are three main roles, and that while Depp will hopefully take one of them, Pfister is hoping Christian Bale will take another part in Transcendence.
Of course, that’s very different from saying Bale will indeed sign on, especially as he’s known for being incredibly picky about his projects. However as he’s worked with Pfister on the likes of the Dark Knight movies and The Prestige, and Chris Nolan will executive produce Transcendence, there’s at least a decent chance he can get Bale involved.
Other actors who’ve apparently been contacted about the film include Noomi Rapace, James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire and Christoph Waltz, although again it’s not known how serious those discussions have, and we’d be stunned if they all ended up in the movie.
As with Nolan’s movies, there’s huge secrecy surrounding the film, so not much is known about it. However it’s likely to shoot this winter in LA.