Our 80 Most-Anticipated Films of 2014

53. Transcendence (Wally Pfister; April 18th)

After a long stint as Christopher Nolan‘s director of photography, Wally Pfister has flown the coop and will be debuting his first feature this spring. The sci-fi thriller finds an ailing Johnny Depp getting his conscious uploaded to a computer, and judging from the trailer, all hell breaks loose. In a year where the vast majority of studio releases seem to lack both originality and anticipation of any kind, here’s hoping Transcendence, which also stars Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, and Morgan Freeman, breaks the mold. – Jordan R.