This morning, we got our first taste of Wally Pfister’s feature directorial debut Transcendence by way of a pretty enigmatic teaser trailer. Pfister took a page out of longtime collaborator Christopher Nolan’s book (Pfister served as Nolan’s cinematographer for many years) by offering up a teaser trailer that shows no actual footage from the film, and now Warner Bros. has released a second teaser for the film. Though this video doesn’t show any footage either, it does have Morgan Freeman talking about the singularity.
Hit the jump to watch the second teaser, and click here to watch the first teaser. The film also stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, and Clifton Collins Jr.. Transcendence opens in 2D and IMAX on April 17, 2014.
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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.