Meet PINN and See More Footage in First 'Transcendence' Featurette
by Ethan Anderton
March 13, 2014
After a new poster showed Johnny Depp loading as if it were accessed by dial-up internet, we have the first featurette for Wally Pifster's technologically centric sci-fi flick Transcendence. We get plenty of new footage in this highlight of the spring release, including an introduction to the primary computer system called PINN (Physically Independent Neural Network). We can't be sure, but it sounds like Sigourney Weaver. Otherwise, it's a traditional featurette with Pfister and Depp talking about the film's story along with the producers and other cast members, not to mention some real-world application. Watch!
Here's the first featurette for Wally Pfister's Transcendence from YouTube:
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 on April 18th. So?
Oh No! This featurette has me really worried. It makes it look really hokey and almost like a SyFy movie. Bettany's bit towards the end shows a clear time jump, probably in a ruined future...I thought we were going to get a subtle, slick INCEPTION-like film, but now it looks more likely it will be glitzy and a bit silly. Shame. Still though, I will keep my expectations buoyed until I can watch it myself.
DAVIDPD on Mar 13, 2014
Well this is just a remake of Lawnmower Man anyway so just sit back and enjoy the ride. Btw this is leaning toward being a reality in the next 30 to 40 years....brave new world people!
SkyNet300 on Mar 13, 2014
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