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Transcendence – Viral Teaser

Wally Pfister‘s debut directorial effort, Transcendence, opens on April 17. It features a hot cast in Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara. Two Transcendence viral videos give us a few more clues as to what to expect from one of the more anticipated sci-fi releases of the year. Can’t wait to see what Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer has come up with for his debut feature. 

The videos below represent the anti-tech group led by Kate Mara’s character. R.I.F.T. stands for Revolutionary Independence From Technology, and they’re not thrilled about the advancements Johnny Depp’s character has made toward achieving the singularity. Read the official blurb below:

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.

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