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Transcendence - What is Transcendence: Featurette

New poster as well!

By Robert T. Trate     March 14, 2014
Source: Transcendence


Transcendence arrives April 17th, 2014
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Warner Brothers has released their first behind the scenes look at Transcendence. I it will be interesting to see how far they take the story. The premise alone could just be about Johnny Depp losing his humanity. the footage here looks as if it is on a much larger scale. 

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 terrifyinglyclear is there may be no way to stop him.
 
Alcon Entertainment presents “Transcendence,” starring Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films), Paul Bettany (“The Da Vinci Code,” “A Beautiful Mind”), Rebecca Hall (“The Town,” “The Prestige”), Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” “Shooter”), Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Star Trek,” “Pacific Rim”) and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” the “Dark Knight” movies).
 
“Transcendence” marks the feature film directorial debut of Oscar®-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (“Inception,” the “Dark Knight” movies).  Pfister directed the movie from a screenplay by Jack Paglen. Oscar® nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”) are producing the film with Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, David Valdes, and Aaron Ryder. Pfister’s behind-the-scenes collaborators include director of photography Jess Hall (“Brideshead Revisited”), production designer Chris Seagers (“X-Men: First Class”), Oscar-nominated editor David Rosenbloom (“The Insider”), costume designer George L. Little (“Zero Dark Thirty”), and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Nathan McGuinness (“Master and Commander”).  The music is composed by Mychael Danna, who won an Oscar® for his score for “Life of Pi.”
           
Opening nationwide on April 18, 2014, “Transcendence” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
 
The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi violence and action, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality.

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RaithManan 3/14/2014 10:33:40 PM

 Ok, my post keeps coming out funny nowadays.  But nonetheless, Transcendence looks very promising.  I caught the trailer back in November and it could be the movie that gets Johnny Depp back on track.  The years of buffoonery made Depp lose quite a bit of box office steam.  Though I thought his cameo in last year's 21 Jump Street was pretty amusing.

Wally Pfister, always had a good eye for shooting films and working close to Christopher Nolan for a few years seem to made him catch the directing bug and could be a good first directorial attempt on his part.  

In an odd way, the movie does remind me of Lawnmower Man.  Looking forward to the movie and Depp back to form.  On a side note, "Johnny Depp does look like Brainiac in human form when he starts to having more wires plugged into him."  

Not going to look deep into that, but I wonder if Warners or Zack Snyder are looking at it closely and probably are wondering the same thing.  Curious indeed....

 

 

 

 

TheStinkyCheese 3/15/2014 11:32:15 PM

 Wow that just escalates so hard near the end, and they don't explain how. Morgan Freeman's last line of the trailer just made me laugh.

Interesting philosophical/futurist stuff though, seems like Depp is playing Ray Kurzweil

 

thezillaman 3/16/2014 10:49:54 AM

 Red Box!!!!

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