Check out the first official movie trailer of Transcendence, the upcoming science-fiction drama movie directed by Wally Pfister and starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Kate Mara:
“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.”
All right, the movie does looks entertaining, and I do want to see it. But as usual Hollywood embrace scaremongering nonsense to sell theater tickets…
Anyway, there are also two additional teaser videos:
Transcendence – What if humanity’s next evolution wasn’t human at all?
Transcendence – Some call it the singularity, I call it transcendence.
The release date of Transcendence is set to April 17, 2014.