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Transcendence Trailer Will Mess With Your Mind

The Transcendence trailer may give you a look at a Johnny Depp that you never imagined. The curious sci-fi effort puts Depp in the role of transferred consciousness, and sets him against a group trying to make sure no one ever… does what he already did.

This is a different-looking film, and it showcases the cast awfully well, even if it may have some trouble selling you on what’s going on. One of the coolest parts of the trailer is how it runs toward the weird, possibly starts losing you with the pure oddity of what it shows, and then pulls Morgan Freeman out of the wings, and leaves you thinking, “Oh, well, I guess it’s fine then.”

Whatever your take on the trailer, this is going to be an interesting film.

Check out all the info below, and let me know what you think of this one.
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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #198. Wally Pfister’s Transcendence

Transcendence

Director: Wally Pfister

Writer(s): Jack Paglen

Producer(s): Straight Up Films Straight Up FilmsAnnie Marter + Alcon Ent.’s Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen, David Valdes and Broderick Johnson & Andrew Kosove

U.S. Distributor: Warner Bros.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Kata Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Rebecca Hall

Wally Pfister, cinematographer for Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, along with a number of other high profile titles, makes his directorial debut with Transcendence, from first time screenwriter, Jack Paglen (who purportedly also penned Prometheus 2). Of course, Pfister was able to line up a spectacular cast, so we’re hoping this is a sci-fi flick that has more substance than slick visuals.

Gist: 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.
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Watch Johnny Depp In First Transcendence Trailer

Johnny Depp stars as Will Caster in the intriguing new trailer for Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller Transcendence.

It marks the feature film directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception, the Dark Knight movies). Pfister directed the movie from a screenplay by Jack Paglen.

In theaters April 18, 2014, Depp plays Dr. Will Caster - 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,
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New Transcendence Photos Of Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman And Cillian Murphy

Johnny Depp stars as Will Caster in two new photos from Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi thriller Transcendence.

In theaters April 18, 2014, Depp plays Dr. Will Caster - 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
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Official Synopses for Godzilla, Transcendence, Blended, Tammy, Jersey Boys, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, and More

In addition to a few first look images that Warner Bros. recently released in anticipation of its upcoming 2014 slate of films, the studio has also unveiled an extensive list of official synopses, providing a closer look at some highly anticipated features. Briefly: Transcendence – The feature directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Rebecca Hall and opens April 18th. Godzilla – The action redo stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston and opens on May 16th. Blended – The African safari-set romantic comedy stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and opens on May 23rd. Jersey Boys – Director Clint Eastwood’s musical adaptation stars Christopher Walken and opens on June 20th. Tammy – The Melissa McCarthy/Susan Sarandon comedy opens on July 2nd. This Is Where I Leave You – Director Shawn Levy’s star-studded dramatic comedy opens September 12th. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
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Official Synopses Released For Godzilla, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, And More

Transcendence In theaters and IMAX on April 18 (Alcon Entertainment) Director: Wally Pfister Writer: Jack Paglen Producers: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, David Valdes, Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, Aaron Ryder Executive Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas Cast: Johnny Depp Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., Morgan Freeman Sci-Fi Thriller. 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
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Cole Hauser joins Transcendence

Transcendence starring Johnny Depp has added Cole Hauser to the sci-fi film executive-produced by Christopher Nolan. He joins Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Cillian Murphy in the film which markes the directorial debut of The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister. Transcendence tells of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into his creation -- a supercomputer with the potential to think for itself -- after he is assassinated by anti-technology terrorists. The film is being produced by David Valdes with Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment as well as Annie Marter and Marisa Polvino of Straight Up Films.
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Morgan Freeman Joins Transcendence

Morgan Freeman Joins Transcendence
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to join Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, it was announced by Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment.

Principal photography is set to begin in May in Los Angeles. Alcon Entertainment will finance and produce the picture, which will be released via their output deal with Warner Bros on April 25, 2014.

Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (The Book of Eli), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers.

Freeman reprised his role as Fox in last year's The Dark Knight Rises on which Pfister served as cinematographer.
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Morgan Freeman joining Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

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Morgan Freeman joining Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is in final talks to join Johnny Depp in "Transcendence," the directorial debut of frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator and Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister.  The secretive sci-fi film, which also stars Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara, was written by Jack Paglen. Although there have been no official announcements, "Transcendence" has been reported to center on a scientist (Depp) who uploads his brain into a supercomputer.  Straight Up Films' Marisa Polvino, and Kate Cohen will produce along with David Valdes ("Book of Eli") and Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder will executive produce. Shooting is set to...
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Morgan Freeman almost in Transcendence

Wally Pfister's Transcendence may add Morgan Freeman to Johnny Depp, Paul Betty, Rebecca Hall film. The film would reunite Freeman with Dark Knight Rises helmer Christopher Nolan who is executive producing. Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut on Transcendence, produced and financed by Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcove Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures distributes the film written by Jack Paglen, and developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films. Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen, Marter and David Valdes are producing.
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Morgan Freeman almost in Transcendence

Wally Pfister's Transcendence may add Morgan Freeman to Johnny Depp, Paul Betty, Rebecca Hall film. The film would reunite Freeman with Dark Knight Rises helmer Christopher Nolan who is executive producing. Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut on Transcendence, produced and financed by Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcove Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures distributes the film written by Jack Paglen, and developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films. Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen, Marter and David Valdes are producing.
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Morgan Freeman Joins Transcendence Cast

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to join Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence , it was announced by Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment. Principal photography is set to begin in May in Los Angeles. Alcon Entertainment will finance and produce the picture, which will be released via their output deal with Warner Bros. on April 25, 2014. Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes ( Book of Eli ), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will...
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Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp in Transcendence

Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp in Transcendence
House of Cards star Kate Mara has signed on to star in Transcendence for Alcon Entertainment. No details were given regarding her character.

Back in December, producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed that the story centers on Will (Johnny Depp), a scientist who uploads his brain into a supercomputer to create artificial intelligence. Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall also star. Ironically, Kate Mara's sister Rooney Mara was initially considered for one of the lead roles, which was ultimately won by Rebecca Hall.

Wally Pfister, who served as cinematographer on The Dark Knight Rises, Moneyball, and several other films, is making his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Jack Paglen. The script was developed by Straight Up Films, whose principals Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen will produce alongside Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, and David Valdes. Straight Up Films' Regency Boies will co-produce. Shooting is scheduled to begin this April.
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House of Cards Star Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp Epic Transcendence

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House of Cards Star Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp Epic Transcendence
Kate Mara has had a pretty stellar 2013 so far, and she's only three months in: In addition to starring in Netflix's addictive series House of Cards, Vulture has learned that Mara just locked down a coveted, top-secret role in Transcendence, a sci-fi epic directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister. Johnny Depp will star in the film as a brilliant scientist whose mind is uploaded into a computer, while Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany co-star. (If you've been following the project, you may remember that Mara's sister Rooney was one of the finalists for the role that went to Hall.) Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino, and Kate Cohen will produce Transcendence along with David Valdes and Alcon Entertainment co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove; the big-budget project is due out April 25, 2014.
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Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp Alcon Pic ‘Transcendence’

Kate Mara Joins Johnny Depp Alcon Pic ‘Transcendence’
Breaking: The directorial debut of Christopher Nolan’s longtime Dp Wally Pfister continues to get more interesting. He’s added Kate Mara to the cast of Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall in Transcendence. The pic is being financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment‘s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Scripted by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes, Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce. Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers. Mara is currently starring with Kevin Spacey in House Of Cards, the Netflix series whose second season will shoot in the spring. She is repped by UTA and attorney Neil Meyer.
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Kate Mara Finds Transcendence

Kate Mara is officially set to star alongside Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister.s directorial debut, Transendence , Alcon Entertainment has just revealed. Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes ( Book of Eli ), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce with Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder serving as executive producers. Mara has appeared on the big screen in films like 127 Hours , Shooter and, most recently, Deadfall . She's also well know to television fans for roles on "American Horror Story" and...
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Rebecca Hall Joins Johnny Depp in Transcendence

Wally Pfister is pulling together a great cast for his first feature film project Transcendence. Prestige co-star Rebecca Hall has just joined the cast of the film, which also includes Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany.

From what we know of the film right now, Depp plays a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer creating the world’s first machine that can think for itself. The story contains themes of singularity, and nanotechnology. Here's a more detailed breakdown of the story that was previously released,

A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form.

She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera
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Rebecca Hall Joins Transcendence

Rebecca Hall Joins Transcendence
Rebecca Hall is set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut Transcendence, it was announced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, which is financing and producing the project.

Principal photography is set to begin in April in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. will release the film on April 25, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon.

Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (The Book of Eli), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers.

Hall is known for such films as The Town, Please Give, Frost/Nixon and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
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Press Release: Rebecca Hall Lands Female Lead In Wally Pfister's Transcendence

Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 2013 – Rebecca Hall is set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, it was announced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, which is financing and producing the project. Principal photography is set to begin in April in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. will release the film on April 25, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon. Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes ("Book of Eli"), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce. Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers. Hall is known for such films as "The Town," "Please Give", "Frost/Nixon" and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" which
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Rebecca Hall joins Transcendence

Wally Pfister's Transcendence has cast Rebecca Hall alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in the Paul Paglen-written drama, reports Deadline. Transcendence, which marks is the directorial debut of The Dark Knight Rises director of photography Wally Pfister, tells of a scientist whose brain is uploaded into his creation -- a supercomputer with the potential to think for itself -- after he is assassinated by anti-technology terrorists. David Valdes produces Transcendence alongside Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove of Alcon Entertainment's, and Annie Marter and Marisa Polvino of Straight Up Films.
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