Official Synopses Released For GODZILLA, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, And More
Warner Bros. have released the official synopses and cast lists for their upcoming 2014 slate, and you can check out what they say about Gareth Edwards' Godzilla, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: There And Back Again and Wally Pfister's Transcendence after the jump!
TRANSCENDENCE In theaters and IMAX on April 18
Director: Wally Pfister
Writer: Jack Paglen
Producers: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, David Valdes, Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, Aaron Ryder
Executive Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
Cast: Johnny Depp Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., Morgan Freeman
Sci-Fi Thriller. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
GODZILLA In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on May 16
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Screenplay by Max Borenstein. Story by David Callaham. Based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.
Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Mary Parent, Brian Rogers
Executive Producers: Patricia Whitcher, Alex Garcia, Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston
Sci-Fi Action Adventure. An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
THE HOBBIT: In High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D), THERE AND BACK AGAIN other 3D and 2D formats, and IMAX in select theaters on December 17
New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)
Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro. Based on the Novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Exec Producers: Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins, Carolyn Blackwood
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom. Also starring (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Aidan Turner
Fantasy Adventure. “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” is the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film concludes the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins, who joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
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