Transcendence was eventually bagged by Hollywood biggie Johnny Depp, known for his fabulous performances in films like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of The Caribbean and many others. However, sources have now revealed that Depp was not the first choice for the upcoming science fiction thriller.
Christian Bale, who had previously worked with Pfister in films like The Prestige, Memento, and the Batman films, was in talks with the banner for a role in the film. However, when talks and negotiations with him fell threw, the role eventually landed up in Johnny Depp’s kitty.
Directed by Pfister, Transcendence will hit theatres in April this year. The executive producer on the film is none other than Christopher Nolan, and Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall and Kate Mara will be seen in Transcendence along with Johnny Depp.
Transcendence is the story of Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence researcher who strives to create a machine that possesses sentience and collective intelligence. Extremists who oppose technological advancement target him, but their actions drive him toward his goal.