“Dark Knight Trilogy” cinematographer, Wally Pfister has secured Oscar-nominated actor, Morgan Freeman to feature in his upcoming contemporary science-fiction flick “Transcendence.” Set to begin filming in May of this year,’ Transcendence’ boasts a cast that includes Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Rebecca Hall (The Town), and Paul Bettany (Iron Man 3). Transcendence will follow an artificial intelligence researcher (Depp) who is mortally wounded by anti-technology zealots and is forced to upload his consciousness into his own supercomputer. His wife (Hall) and lab partner (rumored to be Bettany) are forced to hide and nurture this curious new hybrid as they flee from the same fanatics that sparked the crisis.
It’s worth noting that “Transcendence” will mark the first occasion in which Freeman and Depp have worked together on a film. Both actors came to prominence at roughly the same time in the early 1990s after years in television and small film roles (though Freeman debuted much earlier than Depp). That it’s taken this long for them to land on the same production together is something of an oddball miracle. Should be awesome seeing Freeman and Depp in one movie…high expectations as ’Transcendence’ will ascend into theaters on April 25th, 2014.