Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer Wally Pfister is venturing out on his own. He’s making his feature film directing debut. He’s bringing to life a film called Transcendence that has a stellar cast attached. The film stars Johnny Depp, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall.
Synopsis: Three scientists — Max and the husband and wife team, Will (Depp) and Evelyn — have been developing a programming code for the world’s first fully self-aware computer. A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer. Although she at first finds the experiment seems to have gone wrong, before too long Evelyn finds Will responding in computer form. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet so he can help make further scientific breakthroughs. Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and a camera up to the computer so he can see and speak to her as well. When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive.
This behind the scenes featurette profiles some montages of Pfister, Depp and other cast and crew members working side by side to bring the film to completion. It’s interesting that it’s made of a Chinese audience.