Johnny Depp will play a supercomputer in upcoming movie

There have definitely been some weird and crazy movie roles in the past few years, but none may not exceed an upcoming role by Johnny Depp who will play a scientist who gets his brain uploaded into a supercomputer. The upcoming movie will be called Transcendence, and some details about the new film have been revealed today.

Transcendence will be put together by the team behind the incredibly-popular film Inception, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio. Christopher Nolan will be the executive producer, and his long-time friend and partner-in-crime, Oscar-winner Wally Pfister, will be directing the new movie, which will be his first feature film. Jack Paglen signed on to write the screenplay.

According to TheWrap, who talked with the movie's producer, Andrew Kosove, Transcendence will essentially be about a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world's first machine that can think for itself. Kosove also confirmed that singularity, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence concepts are important factors in the movie.

The script mentions three scientists: Max, and a husband-and-wife couple named Will and Evelyn. Johnny Depp will play Will, while the other two roles have yet to be cast. In the script, the trio of scientists have been developing a programming code for the world's first fully self-aware computer. Eventually, an anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, and Evelyn uploads his brain into the prototype computer that the team has been working on.

Kosove says that there will most likely be a lot of script changes from now until the start of filming, and it's not yet said when the movie will release, but IMDb lists a 2014 release date. So far, all other details have been layered in secrecy, but just like Kosove said, there will most likely be a lot of changes to the movie, since the production is still in its early stages.

[via TheWrap]

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