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's Transcendence has already gathered up a pretty star-studded crew. Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy have all signed up to this sci-fi flick which promises to combine 2001: A Space Odyssey with Inception. Now we've found out they'll be joined by another, if slightly less big-named, star. of Good Will Hunting, A Good Day to Die Hard and Olympus Has Fallen fame has just signed up to come aboard.

Transcendence tells the tale of a bunch of scientists who endeavor to create a truly intelligent computer, however an accident during the development means one of the scientists has their consciousness uploaded onto a supercomputer. With the entirety of the global information superhighway running through his brain the computer-man-thing begins to develop a malevolent attitude to humanity. A few months ago we got hold of a pretty spoilerific synopsis. I have to admit on the first read it sounded a little bit ridiculous, but with producing I'm optimistic this will be another big sci-fi hit.

Hauser is currently down to play a military officer who is called upon to save the world. What that exactly entails isn't clear yet. I guess we'll have to wait until April 18, 2014 to find out.

Transcendence certainly has an impressive cast, but haven't we seen this kind of story before? Let me know below.


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