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Old 12-12-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

Release Date: TBA (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Wally Pfister
Screenwriter: Jack Paglen
Starring: Johnny Depp
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Plot Summary: The plot involves a scientist whose brain gets uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world’s first machine that can think for itself.

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It was announced in October that Johnny Depp was set to headline Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, Transcendence and, today, The Wrap has learned a bit about the film's plot.

"It is true Johnny Depp’s brain is uploaded into a computer,“ producer Andrew Kosove told the site.

The article goes on to say that Depp will play a scientist named Will who is trying to create artificial intelligence. Will's wife, Evelyn, is another scientist and the pair work with a third, Max. From there, the film's plot is said to focus on, "singularity, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence".

The screenplay, written by newcomer Jack Paglen, was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes, Broderick Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

You can read a bit more about the film's alleged plot in the original article (http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column...xclusive-68286), but be aware that some of the details are spoiler-heavy.
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Chris Nolan is a producer on this movie.
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Pfister as director? Well, that'll be interesting.
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He's very highly opinionated for a cinematographer. I'm not surprised he moved on to directing.
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I thought Nolan was producing too but for some reason he isn't mentioned in the article.
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http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/tran...-rebecca-hall/

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I’ve learned that the lead actress to star opposite Johnny Depp in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s first directing effort Transcendence will be decided on Friday. Emily Blunt’s dates for All You Need Is Kill are still being worked out and that may affect her availability versus Rooney Mara and Rebecca Hall. Filming on the Alcon Entertainment production starts on March 4th. The screenplay is written by newcomer Jack Paglen and was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are executive producing for their longtime collaborator Pfister. Depp will play a scientist whose brain is uploaded after his death into a supercomputer by female scientist Evelyn.
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Following yesterday's news that Paul Bettany has joined Johnny Depp in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, comes word that Warner Bros. Pictures has now set a release date of April 25, 2014 for the film. That is just one week before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters.
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Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to join Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence, it was announced by Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment.

Principal photography is set to begin in May in Los Angeles. Alcon Entertainment will finance and produce the picture, which will be released via their output deal with Warner Bros. on April 25, 2014.

Written by Jack Paglen, the screenplay was developed by Annie Marter and Straight Up Films, whose company principals include Marisa Polvino, Kate Cohen and Regency Boies. Polvino, Marter and Cohen will produce along with David Valdes (Book of Eli), Johnson and Kosove. Boies will co-produce.

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder are serving as executive producers.
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Looking forward to this.
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not enough ridiculous clothing and makeup on depp... are we sure that is him?
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After the success of Iron Man 3, China is now co-producing this movie.
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There'll be no China-set scenes crowbarred in à la IM3 and Transformers 4 though, thankfully.
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There'll be no China-set scenes crowbarred in à la IM3 and Transformers 4 though, thankfully.
They are still filming so anything can happen.
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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.


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Looks like it might be good I just cannot stand Depp
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Looks decent.
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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I've seen this story done in an Outer Limits episode... Dying scientist uploads brain into computer, things don't go according to plan, etc. etc. It doesn't feel like the most original of plots, but it's an idea that can be taken to new and exciting places in the right hands.
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I can tell you'll hate it. It'll be another "Source Code" and "In Time" for you.
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You realize you've told me what I'll think of it before saying what you'll think of it, right? A year before it comes out?

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