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First Look: Johnny Depp Finds 'Transcendence' in Wally Pfister's Sci-Fi

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December 12, 2013
Source: EW

Transcendence

Christopher Nolan's frequent cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his feature directorial debut with Transcendence, a new sci-fi film set up at Warner Bros. starring Johnny Depp. We caught a brief glimpse of the film this past summer, but now the first official photos from the film have arrived. They show Depp giving some kind of lecture, not unlike Steve Jobs, and then another photo shows him on a couple screens as Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall look on. That last photo seems to show Depp after his character's brain has been uploaded into a super computer prototype to save him from a group of anti-technology terrorists trying to assassinate him. We should be getting a trailer soon. Look!

Here are the first photos from Wally Pfister's Transcendence from EW:

Transcendence

Transcendence

Transcendence is directed by Wally Pfister (cinematographer on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy) and written by Jack Paglen, with rewrites by Alex Paraskevas & Jordan Goldberg. 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. When anti-technology extremists threaten his life, they inadvertently trigger a quick move towards his transcendence, and Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. Warner Bros will be releasing Transcendence in theaters on April 18th next year.

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  • Lagoya
    This reminds me of Exitenz
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    Morgan Freeman? Haven't seen him in a long time.
    • The Dude
      Are you serious? Because he's like in every movie out there lol!
      • Oriyan J. Ovadia
        umm.. i was bein cynical
  • DAVIDPD
    I am really looking forward to see Wally's debut. It should be breathtaking. I have to believe he will be better than David Goyer.
  • DavideCoppola
    So weird to see Johnny Depp without some weird makeup or goofy costume. I almost forgot what he REALLY looks like.
  • cobrazombie
    I'm confused. He looks... normal.

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