You will rarely see Cillian Murphy in remakes or adaptations, not counting Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. He's one of the few actors that remains very picky about the films he works on, and his resume certainly reflects that. In a new interview, Murphy explains his experience working on 'Transcendence' versus 'Inception'.
He explains, "I think it's different. It's a different scene completely. I mean, with "Inception," it's just about dreams and this is more about machines having senses and AI and they're different movies, but they're both big movies, and that idea is what relates one to the other, but you know what I like about it? They're not franchise movies. They're not remakes. They're both standalone original films, and in this climate, they're rare enough to come by."
He also discusses his experience working with Wally Pfister as a director as opposed to a DP, saying, "I think directing is about communication really, and about being able to use the resources that you have effectively, and Wally's a brilliant communicator. Obviously, the skills that he has as a DP--I mean, he's one of the finest DP's around at this point--so that stuff is second nature to him, but he is also a brilliant communicator and really respects actors. So, he's made the transition wonderfully. He's a real natural."
'Transcendence' is officially set come out in April 2014 and in addition to starring Cillian Murphy, also stars Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, and Cole Hauser.