Burbank – The secrets to building super intelligence emerge in Transcendence, arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on July 22 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Transcendence stars Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series) as a researcher whose quest to create an all-knowing and all-feeling machine threatens to destroy mankind.
Transcendence marks the feature film directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception) and stars Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Cillian Murphy (Inception), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim) and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (The LEGO Movie).
Adapted from a screenplay by Jack Paglen, Transcendence was produced by Oscar nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), alongside Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, David Valdes and Aaron Ryder.
In Transcendence, 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. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), 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.
Transcendence will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “Transcendence” via purchase from digital retailers.
Source: Warner Home Video