Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Transcendence’ to Film in New Mexico

Editor | - May 1, 2013

The production stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announed the production of the action sci-fi thriller “Transcendence” starring  Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger," "Alice in Wonderland," "The Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise), Morgan Freeman ("Oblivion," "The Dark Knight" franchise, "Dolphin Tale"), Rebecca Hall "(Iron Man 3," "The Awakening," "The Town"), Paul Bettany ("Margin Call," "The Secret Life Of Bees," "The Da Vinci Code"), and Kate Mara ("House of Cards"," Iron Man 2," "127 Hours"). The production will begin filming late April though the end of July in and around Albuquerque.

The production will employ approximately 250 New Mexico crew members and over 2400 New Mexico background and principal talent.

Produced by Andrew A. Kosove ("The Book of Eli, " "The Blind Sid"e), Broderick Johnson ("The Book of Eli,"  "The Blind Side"), David Valdes ("The Book of Eli," "The Green Mile"), Marisa Polvino ("Brooklyn Rules," "The Education of Charlie Banks)", Annie Marter ("Oh For Three") and Kate Cohen ("Someone Marry Barry").  "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Inception" cinematographer Wally Pfister will make his directorial debut.

"Transcendence" is a visually arresting, original science-fiction thriller that explores the concept of identity and morality in the age of artificial intelligence.

From a New Mexico Film Office press release...