Transcendence is a 2014 science fiction action thriller film directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directorial debut, and written by Jack Paglen. The English-language co-production stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, and Morgan Freeman. Pfister's usual collaborator, Christopher Nolan, served as executive producer on the project.

At one time, Paglen's screenplay was part of what is known as the Black List, a list of popular but unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Transcendence was a disappointment at the box office, grossing only slightly more than its $100 million budget. The film received mainly negative reviews; it was criticized for its plot structure, characters and dialogue.

Johnny Depp as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial-intelligence researcher.
Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster, Will's wife and a fellow academic.
Paul Bettany as Max Waters, Will's best friend.
Kate Mara as Bree, the leader of Revolutionary Independence From Technology (R.I.F.T.)
Cillian Murphy as Donald Buchanan, an FBI agent.
Morgan Freeman as Joseph Tagger, an FBI agent and old friend of Evelyn.
Cole Hauser as Colonel Stevens, a military officer.
Clifton Collins, Jr. as Martin
Cory Hardrict as Joel Edmund, a member of the R.I.F.T. Unit.
Josh Stewart as Paul