Two new trailers have arrived touting the new science fiction film ‘Transcendence’ which addresses the possible threat of artificial intelligence. The first is narrated by the movies lead actor, Johnny Depp, while the second is voiced by supporting cast member Morgan Freeman. In addition to Depp and Freeman the movie stars Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Cole Hauser.
Here is the movie’s synopsis:
Dr. Will Caster (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 (Hall) and best friend Max Waters (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.
Here is the first trailer, narrated by Depp:
And here is the second, narrated by Freeman:
So what do you think of the film so far?
Directed by Wally Pfister, ‘Transcendence’ will arrive in theaters April 18, 2014.