First Look: What Is “Transcendence?”

Producer Broderick Johnson is at the helm of the new feature film “Transcendence,” which stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Cory Hardrict and Kate Mara.

In the film, 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.

If you want to know what “Transcendence” is, you get all of your answers on this Warner Bros. sci-fi thriller in the new featurette released by the studio.

“Transcendence” opens in theaters on April 18.

VIDEO: Watch the Warner Bros. featurette on “Transcendence.”

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