Watch out, people. We’re getting a blockbuster movie that isn’t a remake/reboot/sequel/prequel or adaptation. Transcendence is an original screenplay, it’s the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception), and it has a cool concept. For those that don’t know, Johnny Depp plays a scientist who uploads his mind into a computer. And in another surprising twist, Depp’s character isn’t covered in makeup and wearing a wacky costume. This should be interesting.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of Transcendence. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film also stars Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Clifton Collins Jr. Transcendence opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on April 18th.
To enter for a chance to win a pass for you and a guest, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “TRANSCENDENCE”. The screening is on Monday, April 14th at 7:30PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for Transcendence:
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.