Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi ‘Transcendence’

April 15, 2014 7:27 PM

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Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi ‘Transcendence’

In the film releasing Friday, the mind of Depp’s terminally ill scientist, Will Caster, is uploaded into a computer after his death, spawning an eerily unruly machine. At the heart of the story is the disrupted relationship of Will and his wife, Evelyn, played by Rebecca Hall.

“Transcendence,” which was executive-produced by Nolan and written by first-time screenwriter Jack Paglen, hooked Pfister because of the emotional weight put on the study of husband and wife and the increasing reliance on technology. “We start to wonder where it’s all going to go,” he says.

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