The first official teaser trailer (now updated with a second teaser featuring some glorious Morgan Freeman voiceover work) for Transcendence has been released online.
The movie stars Johnny Depp and is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, a cinematographer best known for working with Christopher Nolan on most of his films including the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, which scored Pfister an Oscar.
You can check out the first teaser trailer and a synopsis below.
Dr. Will Caster 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 and friend Max, 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.
Also starring Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, and Clifton Collins, Jr., Transcendence will be released on April 18, 2014.
Random thought: anyone else get a major Devil’s Backbone vibe from that image of Depp?