Thanks to Warner Bros here’s the official plot synopsis of Transcendence, the upcoming science-fiction action 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.”
Sounds like the plot of the film comes straight from the mind of some Luddite! Why for God’s sake would mind upload turn someone into an evil creature? Anyway, am still impatient to see how the whole thing will turn out.
The film will hit theaters on April 18, 2014.