A new featurette of the movie Transcendence starring Johnny Depp surfaced and I must say I am intrigued, ALTHOUGH, Transcendence reminds me of the Lawnmower Man movie starring Jeff Fahey and Pierce Brosnan.
Plot: A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.
Yeah, very reminiscent of the Stephen King book/movie Lawnmower Man. But anyways, back to Johnny Depp’s Transcendence movie.
Dr. Will Caster 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 and best friend Max Waters, 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.
Lawnmower Man Transcendence will be in theaters on April 18th.