[Movies] Plot Details for Johnny Depp's Transcendence Revealed (SPOILERS)
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.25.2013
Produced by Christopher Nolan...
Details have been revealed for Johnny Depp's new sci-fi film Transcendence. The Wrap has gotten its hands on a script summary for the film, which will be executive produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Wally Pfister, Nolan's cinematographer, in his first feature directorial effort.
The plot for the film is about a scientist named Will (Depp), who, along with his wife Evelyn and their colleague Max, have been developing programming to create the world's first fully self-aware computer. The Wrap reports: "A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, and Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds that the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before long, Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form.
She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well.
Will creates a backup of himself to every computer in the world, and furthers his work through accessing online indexes. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive."
The site has confirmed some of the plot points with producer Andrew Kosove, who noted that the bit about Will backing himself up in "every computer in the world" is no longer in the script. The other two roles have not yet been cast.