Plot Details Emerge for Wally Pfister’s Transcendence


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, but be aware that some of the details are spoiler-heavy.

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