Johnny Depp Set to Become a God in 'Transcendence'

Johnny Depp Set to Become a God in 'Transcendence'

Dec 11, 2013

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp isn’t letting this summer’s disappointing box office performance of The Lone Ranger get him down. No, Tonto is getting right back on the horse – and the actor’s newest project sounds kind of amazing.

Depp will next star in Wally Pfister’s Transcendence – a heady sci-fi flick that sounds cool based on the just-released synopsis. Don’t take my word for it, though – read the full breakdown for yourself.

“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.”

So, Johnny Depp is striving for godhood in a film directed by one of the best cinematographers alive… sounds like something worth checking out to me. What do you guys think?

Transcendence will look to take things to a higher level on April 18, 2014.

[via io9]

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