The trailers keep on coming for Transcendence, the directorial debut for frequent Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister. We’ve already seen some teaser trailers and one full trailer, and now comes a second full trailer.
The movie stars Johnny Depp as a man working to create a machine with an unheard of level of intelligence…something an anti-technology extremist group does not want to see him succeed at. When they attempt to stop him, he becomes part of the machine he was trying to build, and more powerful than ever.
You can read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer for Transcendence below.
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 also stars Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, and Clifton Collins, Jr., and will be released on April 18, 2014.
Perhaps it’s just because I’m currently playing the game, but this movie looks to me like it could be a prequel to Fallout: New Vegas, with Depp playing a younger version of Mr. House with better technology.