An official synopsis has been released for Johnny Depp's upcoming sci-fi film project, Transcendence. It's being produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by his cinematographer Wally Pfister.
The plot synopsis basically confirms all of the story information and rumors that we've previously seen up until this point. It also offers up a few new details on where the story is going.
The movie also stars Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Kate Mara. Here's the synopsis thanks to Collider.
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.
Transcendence comes out on April 18th, 2014, and it's sure to make for a really great film!