Christopher Nolan collaborator and cinematographer Wally Pfister
has set out on his own. Transcendence
will star Johnny Depp as a scientist who is assassinated by terrorists. He is reborn after his wife and research partner (Rebecca Hall) uploads his brain into a computer so they can continue their work in the field of superintelligence. Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Kate Mara and Paul Bettany also star in the sci-fi story arriving in April 2014.
An international trailer from China is now online. Though the clip is brief, it offers a glimpse of the cast and crew, as well as several maquettes. Explosions await us. Hall closes the video with a farewell message. An international poster and still are also available. Whether Pfister followers in the footsteps of great cinematographers who became directors, like Nicolas Roeg, remains to be seen. Given his previous work, we know Transcendence will probably contain a gritty realism that grounds his sci-fi universe.
Do you have high hopes for Pfister's directorial debut?
[spotted via The Film Stage]