Following the first photos from Transcendence that debuted last week, Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer. Watch as scientist Will Caster (Johnny Depp) uploads his brain into a supercomputer in an attempt to further the field of artificial intelligence. The Dark Knight Rises trilogy cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with this sci-fi thriller, arriving in theaters April 18.

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed-to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn and friend Max, both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can... but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power-to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.