Back in the early to mid 90s, there was a series of films about the coming wonders and nightmares about the internet, but in hindsight they had all the finesse of George W. Bush’s description of the World Wide Web as a series of tubes, and were almost as prescient too. Watching Transcendence, one is taken back to a more innocent time when the internet was an unknown unknown, and thus capable of anything and everything because the audience didn’t know the difference. But it’s been 20 years since flicks like The Net and Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity, and the internet has become ingrained in almost every facet of our world. In 2014, even the most luddite of audience members isn’t going to buy the film’s magical portrayal of technology. And by “magic,” I mean literal magic. (more…)
The Depp is back, and this time he’s actually not dressed up in some ridiculous costume with make-up all over his face. Johnny Depp’s latest project happens to be an AI-themed flick directed by Wally Pfister, AKA the guy that did all that neat cinematography stuff for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. With Transcendence, he’s in the director’s chair and you can see from the newest trailer that he’s delving into material that looks to be in line with what Nolan might do himself. Check it out below: (more…)
The Dark Knight Rises may have been the last in Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy, but for some on the crew, it does not mean they won’t be getting back together again to try their hands at something new. The Dark Knight’s lead cinematographer, Wall Pfister is going to try his hands at directing and will be employing the help of Christopher Nolan, his wife Emma Thomas and possibly even Christian Bale on the project.
Nolan and Thomas will be acting as executive producers to the new flick, Transcendence, while Bale is being sought after in a lead capacity. There’s also talk of bringing in Johnny Depp to play the primary lead. Quite a bit of talent in one place at one time.
Little is known about Transcendence as of yet, other than it is about “a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness” and that it will supposedly be in the same vein as movies like 2001 and Inception.
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.