In this newly released 2-minute/20-second featurette from the upcoming film Transcendence, Johhny Depp and Morgan Freeman among other actors and crew explain what the basic premise of the film is about — that is, an independent neural network experiment called PINN.
“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.”
Transcendence was directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight – Cinematography), written by Jack Paglen, and stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, and Morgan Freeman. The film is Rated PG-13 and hits theaters in the US on April 17, 2014.