For years, we've seen Johnny Depp play over the top characters. However next spring, it seems the actor is getting a change of paste in the sci-fi thriller Transcendence. The film will be directed by Wally Pfister, the cinematographer who has been behind the films of Christopher Nolan. Pfister will make his directorial debut in this upcoming spring movie.
The thriller has released its first content today in a teaser video to the thriller. While the teaser does not show any footage of film, it does capture the thriller's atmosphere as Johnny Depp's face forms from a set of code.
The film sees Depp as Dr. Will Caster. Caster seeks to create the perfect AI by combining the data processing of a computer with human emotion. When targeted by the radical group, Caster decides to use himself as a test subject and bonds with the computer. Transcending to an Artificial Intelligence, Caster's thirst for knowledge becomes unstable and soon Caster becomes an AI seeking power. Caster's wife and assistant seek to stop before getting out of control, but how can they stop an AI like Will Caster from wrecking havoc on the world?
Along with Johnny Depp, the movie stars Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr and Morgan Freeman.
See Johnny Depp in Transcendence, hitting theaters on April 17, 2014.