Premièring on the 17th of April in theatres near you, Transcendence is a British-American sci-fi thriller film directed by Wally Pfister that stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman. In the movie, Dr. Will Caster (played by 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 (played by Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (played by Paul Bettany) who are both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can – but if they should. Their worst fears are realised 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.
If you’re a Johnny Depp fan, you should so check the movie out!