October 30th, 2012       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Hollywood Reporter has written a piece on “Inception” cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, “Transcendence”, and mentions both Johnny Depp and Noomi Rapace to be considered for leads part. But while the article sounds quite vague and mysterious, let’s see if this is going to be happening soon. Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in Wally Pfister’s Transcendence for Alcon. 

The film, written by Jack Paglen, will mark the Inception cinematographer’s directorial debut. Plot details have been closely guarded, but sources describe the film as in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception. The story centers on a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness. Depp will play a husband who gets sucked into the computer, contingent on changes Pfister is making to the script, sources say. Pfister has met with and likes Noomi Rapace as the film’s female lead and is considering James McAvoy and Tobey Maguire for other male lead. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz has an offer for a supporting role. Principal photography is set to begin early next year, with Warner Bros. on board as the film’s distributor.