Last month, we reported that Johnny Depp signed on to star in Transcendence, the directorial debut of The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister. Today, we have the first plot details, which reveal that the actor will play Will, a scientist who uploads his brain into a supercomputer, to try and create the first machine with independent thought. Producer Andrew A. Kosove confirmed this plot point.
"It is true Johnny Depp's brain is uploaded into a computer."
The story will follow scientists Will, his wife Evelyn, and Max, as they develop the code for the world's first sentient computer. When Will is assassinated by an anti-terrorist group, Evelyn uploads his brain into the supercomputer. CLICK HERE to read the full plot details.
Wally Pfister is directing from a screenplay by Jack Paglen, with Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing. The Dark Knight Rises producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will serve as executive producers.