Chris Nolan’s go-to cinematographer Wally Pfister is gearing up to make his directorial debut with the sci-fi picture Transcendence. As far as we know it’s something about an artificial computer recording of a real personality and some terrorists.
I can’t read about it without imagining that laser beam device from Tron and then the van full of Libyans in Back to the Future. Must be because my 40th birthday is coming up.
Somewhere in the cast are Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany, at least one of whom has prior experience playing a computer-bound personality. I do believe it’s Depp who will be digitised this time around, however.
The latest addition to the cast is Rebecca Hall. Alcon Entertainment announced her casting alongside a start date of this April and a release date of… next April. April 25th 2014, to be precise.
There’s no indication of what role Hall will have. Maybe she’ll be the one who drives the van.