Transcendence is a 2014 American science fiction thriller film directed by Wally Pfister and written by Jack Paglen. The film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Morgan Freeman. It is set to be released in theaters on April 18, 2014. Computer scientist Evelyn Caster uploads her husband Will's brain into a computer after he is assassinated by terrorists. They work toward their goal of Technological Singularity for creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.