WHO’S IN IT?
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Rebecca Hall (The Town), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later…), Clifton Collins Jr (Pacific Rim), Cole Hauser (Pitch Black), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Wally Pfister (film debut), director; Jack Paglen (film debut), writer; Kate Cohen (Someone Marry Barry), Broderick Johnson (Prisoners), Andrew A. Kosove (The Blind Side), Annie Marter (film debut), Marisa Polvino (Brooklyn Rules), Aaron Ryder (The Prestige) and David Valdes (The Green Mile), producers; Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), composer; Jess Hall (Hot Fuzz), cinematographer; David Rosenbloom (The Insider), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Dr. Will Caster (Depp), an artificial intelligence researcher developing a new machine that is both sentient and self-aware, is assassinated by a group of anti-technology extremists including Bree (Mara). Before he dies, he enlists his wife Evelyn (Hall) and fellow researcher Max (Bettany) to upload his conscience into the machine. But even though the procedure is successful, the combination of Will’s soul and the sentient machine create a force that soon becomes unstoppable…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Wally Pfister, the Oscar-winning cinematographer behind the films of Christopher Nolan, makes his directorial debut with a sci-fi film that features both a winning cast and provocative questions about the future dependencies on advancing technology.