Must Watch: Full Trailer for Sci-Fi 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp

December 20, 2013
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Transcendence Trailer

"You need to get me online. I need more power." Following a series of sneaky viral teaser videos, Warner Bros has unveiled the full theatrical trailer for Wally Pfister's sci-fi directional debut, Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp as a computer scientist working on artificial intelligence system who becomes the artificial intelligence. Morgan Freeman narrated one of the other teasers, but now we get to meet more of the cast: Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser and Paul Bettany. However, this movie is all about the ideas and new technology, and it looks original and enticing in a thrilling sci-fi way.

Here's the first full theatrical trailer for Wally Pfister's Transcendence, via the official website:

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 starting April 18th. So?

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  • Matthew
    I wasn't even aware of this film but this helps my cry of 2014 being the year of sci-fi. This looks absolutely great, especially Johnny Depp, finally a film where he isn't goofy.
    • blkstar
      No more Jack Sparrow acting, I agree.
    • Jon Odishaw
      For three consectutive years now I've heard at least one person say "this will be the year of sci fi". And we've seen some stellar sci if movies in those years what with technological advances in the visual department but I just don't think we're ever going to have a "year of sci fi" if you will.
  • Montez Williams
    U GO BOY. for Pfister
  • Jon Odishaw
    What a concept. Bloody cool.
  • The Dude
  • Nathan D
    Wow! I'm very excited for this!
  • This really reminds me of Michael Crichton's book Prey
  • Charlie Hard
    Wow, not only his frequent cinematographer can make a better trailer but it also looks like he can make a better film! Inter what what now!? There is only Transcedence! Boom, now this is the movie and trailer I've been waiting for. Nothing to do with boring crop fields and history blah blah blah just pure straight up science fiction stuff.
    • Phillip Gockel
      Why are you still on that? We get it, you didn't like a trailer for an unreleased movie. We acknowledge your distaste (even hate), now please stop beating the horse. It's dead.
      • Charlie Hard
        Jeeze why is everyone still on me for hating the Interstellar trailer, did I even mention it here!? You have your opinions and I have my opinions. If your opinion is wrong I'm not gonna go say like blah blah blah I'll just respect what you say and take it as it is. Right I am praising this amazing trailer to possibly an amazing film named Transcendence directed by a great upcoming director. Leave it be man.
        • Ryan
          You did mention it here ... that's kinda your entire comment. Literally your whole comment is how much better this trailer is than Interstellar ...
          • Charlie Hard
            Oh for the love of Subway sweet chicken teriyaki! I didn't mention Interstellar in a type of form to...upset it. Okay I didn't sorry if your still hurt over that matter. I am sorry for my wreckless actions. I apologize to everyone for me having a differing opinion. Put me in a corner of shame and by the mighty beard of Zeus just put that dunce cap on my head with a bar of soap in my mouth. Sorry to make hating comments of your God almighty Christopher Nolan. I am sorry everyone. I now understand that he is our saviour. The trailer was the greatest trailer on this planet and I loved it so much. Now just move on people! Jeeze always bringing it up everytime I'm here I'm sick of hearing that trailer!
          • mooreworthy
            See, that wasn't so hard now, was it?
          • Nash
            Again you didn't succeed in making a comment without mentioning Nolan.
        • Nash
          It's very simple: If you don't want people to dislike you, then stop complaining about the same thing all the time. Just like in real life, people get tired of that.
    • Guy who comments on things
      Man, I totally agree with you that the Intersteller teaser was a let down. But let it go... it's done... it's in the past... Don't need to bring it up in every article.
    • Chris Groves
      How about I treat you to lunch? Be sure to get a side of French Cries with your Whaamburger...
    • JohnDoe
      Nolan trolls are by far the dumbest of them sir seem to be the pinnacle of the breed
  • Guy who comments on things
    I will probably go to the cinema to see this one. Looks like an experience!
  • Charlie Hard
    I am surprised though they used Wally Pfisfer's name in the trailer. I expected something like "FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN" since he was a producer on this. They did that with the 300 2 trailer where they only mentioned Zack Snyder in title card even though he didn't direct the film. I guess they are heavily going on the star power of this film to really sell it.
    • Ehsan Davodi
      Maybe your comments was not right occasionally but always something interesting.
  • Xerxexx
    I was about to write this off...its got my attention now.
    • grimjob
      • Chris Groves
        ditto. Even if the material winds up being a little weaker than one would hope...the cast should be able to keep it quite interesting.
        • DAVIDPD
          Not HOLLOW MAN. LOL.
      The concept is familiar. But the execution looks fabulous.
  • Franklin Carpio
    I'm very interested in the concept of singularity and I see a lot of movies in the future coming out about it. This looks like it will be an excellent start.
  • Neuromancer
    If he's so smart, he should know that "there" isn't with a 3! 2014 is going to be an entertaining year for sci-fi fans. Btw, how many and which films exist where advanced AI is shown as being positive or atleast not destructive?
    • Chris Groves might be onto something.
    • Unless AI can have balanced emotions it'll always be scary, without emotions it is intelligent, but only thinks like machine. AI with unbalanced emotions never seems to end well.
  • Science faction. AaaaagghhhHHH the machines are coming!
    Cool!!! Scientists vs Creationists.
  • Jorrell Mcdaniel
    This looks fucking sick...and mind bendy. Ooooooh I`m ready. Sci-fi is so tasty.
  • Avi
    hmmmm! not bad but not totally convinced!
  • IamSlave
    Looks great. Finally Depp gets away from those god awful Pirate movies, Lone Ranger included.
  • me
    josh stewart is in this, hope he has a bigger role than the one from tdkr
  • Maxim Karagogov
    "The Lawnmower Man"...anyone?
    • SkyNet300
      Omg I was thinking the same thing! I'm like....umm...remake I guess?? Lol
  • ProjectionistHP
    This could be great. Lets just hope that they wont do anything corny and that it's story is well written and intact. Stoked for this one
  • Armitall
    The trailer wasn't that enticing I guess, but the story looks promising has a bit of Demon Seed vibe to it. Definitely worth checking it out!
    OH YES! Might be too early to say this, but may the apprentice be upstaging the master?
    • JohnDoe
  • somedude
    sounds like a remake of the lawnmower man.
  • Ehsan Davodi
    Acceptable Trailer Rebecca was more effective than Depp for me. This is truly Nolan Cinematographer work. Same Scope ,Same Color , Same Movements. Dark , Intense and Spectacular Good SciFi
  • DavideCoppola
    This trailer gives me the impression that this film will have a cheap twist at the end.. Just a hunch. Hope I'm wrong of course.
  • thejon93rd
    This is a terrifying concept, I love it. I cannot wait to see this film. It's nice to see Johnny Depp in more of a supportive role as this film's eventual villain, as opposed to yet another mind-numbing action blockbuster, where he's shoehorned in as the main star, case in point The Lone Ranger. This film looks phenomenal.
    • I agree. It scares the shit out of me. Hopefully it doesn't take the "cheap twist" at the end turn that DavideCoppola indicated.
  • Charles Griffey
    This is a Nolan Film with a different director, just Morgan Freeman instead of Michael Caine. Everything else is the same. It will be great.
    • JohnDoe
      You have no idea what you are talking about
  • Linkfx
    god this looks awful. sorry.
    • The Dude
  • superultraboy
    Dude looks like Brainiac.
    • Sean
      He does! Lol 😛
  • redskulllives
    Change title to must NOT see. This just made me want to go to bed. Thanks.
    • RoosTah
      Congratulations. You are a bore.
  • RoosTah
    Looks fascinating. I was wondering when a film would have a shot at tackling the implications of 'the singularity' - it's an incredible and possibly inevitable notion and this film looks like it's having a decent stab at it. Also looks like there's a take on the implications of atomic level nano-technology too with a bit of grey goo theory.
  • JohnDoe
    Charlie Hard is a moron and this trailer looks MEH
    • Nash
      Nolan this, Nolan that, blah, blah...
  • cobrazombie
    It looked intriguing for a minute or so, but then all the kooky CG effects kicked in and I flashed back to VHS greats like Lawnmower Man and Ghost in the Machine.
    • grimjob
  • Ross Elion
    Oh look, it's Johnny Depp Mnemonic. Where's the dolphin?
  • avconsumer2
    Looks a little busy for one movie. Eh - will watch.
  • shane willett
    Lawnmower man 2.0
    • mooreworthy
      Good one,
  • John Wylie
    Rooting for this one. Elements of Nolan as expected, but doesn't deter me at all
  • TheOct8pus
    Reminds me a lot of the anime "Serial Experiments: Lain" mindf**k




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