Johnny Depp plays a scientist named Will, who attempts to create his own form of artificial intelligence by uploading his brain into a super-computer. Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, and Kate Mara also star. No details were given regarding Clifton Collins Jr.'s character.
Wally Pfister, who has served as cinematographer on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, is making his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Jack Paglen. Christopher Nolan is executive producing alongside Emma Thomas and Aaron Ryder. No production schedule was given.