Ready to step out from under the shadows of Christopher Nolan is Wally Pfister, the Academy Award winning cinematographer who has worked on films like Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Pfister is set to make his directorial debut with Transcendence, which has Johnny Depp in the lead role with Christian Bale, James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, Noomi Rapace and Christoph Waltz all in talks to join.
Executive produced by Nolan, the plot for Transcendence has been kept under wraps for quite some time. With a logline telling us that it will follow a husband “who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness,” and comparisons being drawn to films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception, we’re already expecting big things from this one.
Thanks to The Wrap though, we have a more substantial plot to rest on. We now know that the film will follow ”three scientists, attempting work on stem cell and advanced computer technology, which will change the fundamentals of human life. Tension comes into play though when they are met by protest and resistance.”
I know, it’s not much more but it does expand on the initial logline somewhat and again, it still has my interest piqued. Pfister has surrounded himself with a ton of talent here and he is clearly looking to make a big splash with his directorial debut. Will he succeed though?
Well, considering Nolan is executive producing, I think it would be hard for him to fail. That plus the fact that Pfister is a proven talent with many awards under his belt gives me full confidence in the fact that this will be one of 2013’s most interesting films.
Wally Pfister‘s Transcendence goes into production this February for Warner Bros.