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.
"It's a very timely subject as we find we have to update the software on our cell phones before we can even make a call."
The director also commented on Johnny Depp's rather tame look in the film, as compared to recent movies such as The Lone Ranger.
"I don't think we've seen him this way in a long time. Just a pair of glasses on and a pretty normal haircut."
Transcendence comes to theaters April 18th, 2014 and stars Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Cole Hauser, Clifton Collins Jr.. The film is directed by Wally Pfister.