Transcendence (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 59 mins

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Dr. Will Caster (Johnny 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 (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul 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.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall

Crew: Wally Pfister (Director), Jess Hall (Director of Photography), Mychael Danna (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 18 Apr 2014 (India)

Tagline: Yesterday Dr. Will Caster was only human

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Did you know? Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Josh Stewart and casting director John Papsidera all previously worked with Wally Pfister on the films he shot for Christopher Nolan. Read More
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Actor
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as James
as Bartender
as Will Hybrid #3
as Science Engineer Student
as Event Coordinator
as Rift Child
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as FBI Agent 1
as Joel Edmond
as Hybrid Soldier
as FBI Agent
as Heng
as Hybrid Townsman
as Jim
as Special OPS #3
as Special Forces on the Roof
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as MIT Programmer
as Rodger
as Neurobiologist
Supporting Actor
as Construction Worker
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as RIFT Surgeon #1
as Drake
as Red Hooded Teen
as Neurobiologist
as MIT Programmer
Supporting Actor
as Dr Thomas Casey

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
Yesterday Dr. Will Caster was only human
What if a new intelligence was born?
Trivia:
Christian Bale was Wally Pfister's first choice for the lead role but when negotiations fell through Johnny Depp was cast instead.

Continuing his outspoken advocacy for the use of film stock over digital formats, Wally Pfister not only chose to shoot the film in the anamorphic format on 35mm film instead of on a digital camera, but also finished the film photochemically, refusing to use a digital intermediate.

Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Josh Stewart and casting director John Papsidera all previously worked with Wally Pfister on the films he shot for Christopher Nolan.

James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, Christian Bale and Jude Law were considered for one of the lead roles.

Ewan McGregor and Tom Hardy were considered for the role of Max but both turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.

The final choices for the role of Evelyn were Emily Blunt, Rooney Mara and Rebecca Hall.

Alison Brie auditioned for the role of Bree, before Kate Mara was cast.

Noomi Rapace was considered for the lead role while Kate Winslet turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.

This movie is Wally Pfister's directorial debut.