MUMBAI: This Summer, fans are in for a rare treat as Johnny Depp and Christopher Nolan join forces for the first time in Hollywood history for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Transcendence.
Produced by Nolan and directed by his long time cinematographer Wally Pfister, the movie will see Johnny Depp undergo a terrifying transformation for the portrayal of Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence researcher. MVP Entertainment India and PVR Pictures will jointly release Transcendence in Indian theaters on 18 April 2014.
The directorial debut of Wally Pfister, follows the life of Dr. Will Caster (Depp), an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence. Extremists who oppose technological advancement target him, but their actions drive him toward his goal. Caster also wants to become part of the new technology, and his wife Evelyn and his best friend Max Waters, also researchers, question the wisdom of this drive. Caster's goal to acquire knowledge becomes one to acquire power, and he seems to be unstoppable. Depp is seen undergoing a terrifying transformation for the role Caster attempts to transfer his knowledge, memories and emotions into an advanced computer programme to live on as artificial intelligence.
Additionally the Nolan production will feature a stellar star cast in the form of Morgan Freeman (The Bucket List, Last Vegas), Rebecca Hall (Prestige), Kate Mara (Shooter) and Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code) who will be seen in supporting roles.