WHAT IF A NEW INTELLIGENCE WAS BORN?
When brilliant scientist Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is mortally wounded in a terrorist attack, his wife and a colleague (Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany) upload his consciousness into a super computer… with unimaginable consequences. Cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directing debut envisions a world where “the singularity”, the moment when artificial intelligence becomes greater than the human mind, is happening. Unfortunately, there are many aspects of the script and people’s actions that are not believable, and not enough razzle-dazzle (or great performances) to compensate for those gaps.
2014-U.S. 119 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Wally Pfister. Cast: Johnny Depp (Will Caster), Rebecca Hall (Evelyn Caster), Paul Bettany (Max Waters), Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser… Morgan Freeman, Lukas Haas.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Christopher Nolan. Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Kate Winslet were allegedly considered for lead roles.