You may have noticed that we really haven’t written up any stories about Transcendence, and the reason for that is that it’s not quite a horror film. Or is it?!
The folks over at Badass Digest caught a clip of the film at CinemaCon yesterday, and what they saw quite surprised them…
The basic gist of the film is that Johnny Depp plays an AI scientist who is assassinated, right as he’s on the brink of a world-changing computer intelligence breakthrough. In an effort to save him, his wife uploads his brainwaves into the system he had been building, which you’ll know is a huge mistake if you’ve ever seen a sci-fi movie.
In the clip that they saw, Depp’s character uses his newly found superpowers to resurrect a dead man, proclaiming his plans to create an army. As the site suggests, it seemed as if he was saying that his plans were for that army to consist of re-animated corpses, and the dead man he revived was quite powerful and super fast. Uh oh.
It certainly sounds interesting so perhaps Transcendence is one film we horror fans should be keeping an eye on after all!
Look for Transcendence in theatres on April 18. Wally Pfister directs, and Depp stars along with Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Paul Bettany.
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.
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