First Official Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sci-Fi Thriller Transcendence. Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall star in the science fiction thriller directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception). See the Transcendence set photos below. In the film, three leading computer scientists work toward their goal of making the world’s first fully self-aware computer, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
“Transcendence” delves into the world of artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and the dangers of a technological singularity. Three leading computer scientists, husband-and-wife team Will (Johnny Depp) and Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) alongside Max (Paul Bettany), work toward their goal of making the world’s first fully self-aware computer. As they make advancements, a radical anti-technology organization tries to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human mind. In order to save Will’s life, Evelyn must upload his brain into a supercomputer.