On Movies: Wally Pfister's big career shift hangs on box office news

April 21, 2014 6:32 PM

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On Movies: Wally Pfister's big career shift hangs on box office news

"This is a very difficult period right now, being in limbo," Pfister told Andrew Romano at the Daily Beast. "Not knowing whether the movie is going to lose money or make money. It affects the future: whether I'll be able to direct other films. What scripts I can get. The power I'll have - or not. There's no going back. There's no changing the movie. And it is a business. The success and failure in this town is just nerve-wracking."

Transcendence - in which the mind of Depp's character is uploaded into an information system, evolving into a super-consciousness capable of reshaping the very molecules we are made of - has all the bells and whistles of a Hollywood blockbuster: cool visual effects, startling action, a movie star.

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