A third teaser for Transcendence has been released by Warner Brothers to complement the two released earlier (link here) UPDATED:A full trailer has now been released as well – check it out here
In the trailer, we are told that “the biggest threat humanity has ever faced is one of our own making” – self-aware technology. With the mysterious would-be revolutionary saying that it is possible to unplug ourselves from the network, contrasting with the two earlier voices, Transcendence really does look set to be next summer’s must see Sci-fi movie.
Starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Kat Mara, the official synopsis for Transcendence, due to be released on the 18th April 2104 states:
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 terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, best known to date as Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer, and is written by Jake Paglen, currently at work on a script for the sequel to Prometheus.
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