A new poster has arrived for Transcendence, as movie that’s definitely one of the most intriguing films of the first part of 2014, although could turn out to be more generic sci-fi than it initially looks. We’ll just have to hope some of Christopher Nolan’s storytelling acumen has rubbed off on his regular cinematographer, Wally Pfister, as this marks his directorial debut.
Here the 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 co-stars Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Kate Mara. The film is due out in April.