New TRANSCENDENCE Movie Featurette


Warner Bros. has just premiered a new featurette for Wally Pifster‘s technologically centric sci-fi flick Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and releasing in theaters on April 18.

This new behind-the-scenes featurette explores the world of Pfister’s directorial debut, which has attracted an impressive cast consisting of Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy,Kate Mara,Clifton Collins, Jr., and Morgan Freeman.

Familiar voice introduces us to the primary computer system called PINN (Physically Independent Neural Network) along with plenty of new footage. To whom does this voice belong? I’m not sure, but it sounds like Sigourney Weaver.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette and a new poster below.

Here’s the synopsis for Transcendence, written by Jack Paglen, with rewrites by Alex Paraskevas and Jordan Goldberg.

Dr. Will Caster is an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence. Extremists who oppose technological advancement target him, but their actions drive him toward his goal. Caster also wants to become part of the new technology, and his wife Evelyn and his best friend Max Waters, also researchers, question the wisdom of this drive. Caster’s goal to acquire knowledge becomes one to acquire power, and he seems to be unstoppable.