We are getting a good glimpse of Johnny Depp's latest project Transcendence, thanks to the sci-fi film's first full-length trailer.
"The path to building super intelligence requires us to unlock the most fundamental secrets of the universe," Depp, who portrays scientist Dr. Will Caster, tells an audience. "Imagine a machine with a full range of human emotion. Its analytical power will be greater than the collective intelligence of every person in the history of the world." Little does he know his life is about to change drastically.
Shortly after this speech, it is revealed that an anti-tech group is conducting a series of attacks and have hit A.I. labs all over the country. Depp's character gets shot with a radiation-laced bullet and he is told the effects are irreversible.
Even though Depp's body is dying, his mind is very much alive. The decision is made to upload Depp's consciousness into a computer and although this grants him tremendous power, he soon becomes unstoppable.
Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy and Paul Bettany also star. Longtime Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his directorial debut.
Transcendence, produced by Warner Bros., hits theaters on April 18, 2014.