Christian Bale Also Wanted for Wally Pfister's Sci-Fi 'Transcendence'
You might think that Wally Pfister would be happy having Johnny Depp aboard his sci-fi film Transcendence, the director of photography's first film as a director. But Depp isn't enough for Pfister and his executive producer Christopher Nolan as The LA Times reports Christian Bale is being courted for the film described as being in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception. The story centers on a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness. Depp will play a husband who gets sucked into the computer, but it's not clear what role Bale would take if he ends up finalizing a deal. More below!
We're hoping Bale's role would be something villainous as he's been the hero for awhile now. Even if he doesn't sign on, it's good to see that Pfister is setting his sights on such great talent for his directorial debut. There's apparently three lead roles to cast so maybe more familiar Nolan collaborators will show up on set. Though Pfisters has worked with Nolan for a long time now, the transition to director from cinematographer is not an easy one as Mubi has pointed out a slew of mediocre directors who came from the world of cinematography. Here's hoping Pfister is the exception to the rule. Stay tuned for more.