transcendenceMychael Danna has been tapped to score the upcoming sci-fi thriller Transcendence. The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight, Inception) and stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Morgan Freeman. The movie follows a 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. Jack Paglen has written the screenplay. Andrew A. Kosove & Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side, Prisoners, Insomnia) the Alcon Entertainment production with Kate Cohen, Marisa Polvino, Annie Marter, David Valdes (Mud, The Prestige) and Aaron Ryder (The Green Mile, The Book of Eli). Transcendence will be released on April 17, 2014 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

As previously reported, Danna who received his first Academy Award earlier this year for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi has also scored Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot starring Reese Witherspoon, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and was picked up by Image Entertainment for a release in 2014, as well as the director’s The Captive (previously entitled Queen of the Night) starring Ryan Reynolds. Also coming up for the composer is Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell. The drama is set to be released this spring by Sony Pictures Classics.

  1. JustinBieber says:

    That’s a good sign.

  2. ed says:

    Makes a change from hiring Zimmer and his clones, which sure would of been the case being a Nolan production.

    Danna is incredibly talented and can create any musical soundscape.

  3. Joshua says:

    Ed fyi….this IS a Nolan Production. He’s the executive producer on the film lol fail!

    • ed says:

      For your information, Mr. Josh: “Man Of Steel” was a NOLAN production, handed to Zack Snyder, and scored by Zimmer. You do know the difference between the role of producer and director? So, epic fail coming right back at ya’.

  4. Joshua says:

    Yep sure do lol but your rebuttal makes absolutely no sense. You were saying that if Nolan was involved in anyway i.e. Director or Producer like MOS it would be a Zimmer score. But Nolans hand IS involved in this production……so why no RCP composer? Your argument is imploding on itself sir. Sooooo i say again FAIL! ;)

    • ed says:

      All I’m saying is that, Zimmer has a hand in most of Nolan’s productions when under a Producer or Director capacity; more like a SYNCOPY family unit. So it’s a pleasent surprise to see Mychael Danna enter into that coup. You should get to understand Hans’ releationship with Nolan before you kick off – look it up. It’s not my fault you are temperamental and in denial…In any case, have a nice Christmas!

  5. Justin Boggan says:

    How about Zimmer isn’t involved because he’s working on other projects.

    But then again, I don’t think either Joshua or Ed have a direct line to Zimmer to ask, so both sides are null and voided.

    Go to your rooms.

    • Bernhard H. Heidkamp says:

      I don’t think he would care.

      1. All his Nolan scores are the same thing with just minor changes. He can basically score the film in a lunch break

      2.If it really is too much,. there are always little yellow minions to help you out

      But all that aisde…I’m not reall yhpyed for that one. Okay, no RC-composer but I still think we will get only drumloops with 2 interesting tracks. Even Patrick Doyle was forced down that road for Jack Ryan

  6. Jared M. K. says:

    Does anyone know if and when this will be released on CD? Because Watertower Music does release their music on disc, but i can’t find a release date anywhere