Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Spectre Poster Lands
Look out for that skull, 007!
Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War
No room for a Brucie bonus after a script change
Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling
Business whizz meets personal crisis
New Trailer For The Lobster Simmers Online
Colin Farrell makes an excellent choice
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War
No room for a Brucie bonus after a script change
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
Black Mass
13 November 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Paul Bettany Set For Transcendence
Co-starring with Johnny Depp

28 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Word broke yesterday that Johnny Depp has formally committed to star in Wally Pfister’s leap from cinematography to directing with sci-fi pic Transcendence. We now know who will be starring alongside him, as Paul Bettany is in final negotiations.

Pfister, who has mostly famous collaborated with Christopher Nolan on the Dark Knight trilogy, is making the jump to the director’s chair after making plans for at least a couple of years.

The plot for the film, written by Jack Paglen, is being kept under wraps, but then we’d expect no less from a man who has worked so closely with Team Nolan. Rumours have flown about a malevolent artificial intelligence, but we think the director of Dark Knight Rises is really just a man. Sorry… We mean, the artificial intelligence bit is the possible plot for the film, but nothing is confirmed yet, besides Deadline reporting that Bettany will be a scientist.

Others who have been mentioned so far as possible cast members include James McAvoy (who may be too busy getting his mutant family in order for X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Noomi Rapace, Tobey Maguire and the freshly Oscar-awarded (for the second time) Christoph Waltz. It remains to be seen if any of them pan out, with Pfister looking to shoot soon. We’re intrigued, to say the least.

Bettany will be heard once more as Jarvis in Iron Man 3 (out April 26) and is also attached to star in war film Destroyer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Daniel Radcliffe Wants To Be Igor
UPDATE: The deal is almost done
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)