Before transitioning to the director's chair, Wally Pfister was best known as Christopher Nolan's director of photography on Memento, Insomnia, The Dark Knight trilogy, The Prestige and Inception. His directorial debut follows Johnny Depp's character, who is studying "the singularity," the point when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence. The scientist gets literally uploaded into the mainframe, becoming a ghost in the machine after he is attacked by anti-technology activists. Here's what the director had to say about the story.
The director also commented on Johnny Depp's rather tame look in the film, as compared to recent movies such as The Lone Ranger.
Transcendence was released April 18th, 2014 and stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins Jr.. The film is directed by Wally Pfister.