First Look at Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence’ Photos

Plus, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall are featured in our first introduction to Wally Pfister’s directorial debut. In theaters this April.

Warner Bros. has released the first two photos from Transcendence. Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall are featured in this introduction to Wally Pfister's directorial debut, which follows a scientist (Johnny Depp) who tries to upload his brain into a supercomputer. Take a look at these images, then read on to see what Wally Pfister has to say about his sci-fi thriller.

Transcendence Photo 1

Transcendence Photo 2

Before transitioning to the director's chair, Wally Pfister was best known as Christopher Nolan's director of photography on Memento, Insomnia, The Dark Knight trilogy, The Prestige and Inception. His directorial debut follows Johnny Depp's character, who is studying "the singularity," the point when artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence. The scientist gets literally uploaded into the mainframe, becoming a ghost in the machine after he is attacked by anti-technology activists. Here's what the director had to say about the story.

"It's a very timely subject as we find we have to update the software on our cell phones before we can even make a call."

The director also commented on Johnny Depp's rather tame look in the film, as compared to recent movies such as The Lone Ranger.

"I don't think we've seen him this way in a long time. Just a pair of glasses on and a pretty normal haircut."

Transcendence was released April 18th, 2014 and stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins Jr.. The film is directed by Wally Pfister.

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Comments (6)

  1. Brizzy

    @2movieguys He has done absolutely NOTHING like this before.

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  2. cvnt$top

    I feel a possible bombing but im really interested.

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

  3. lost-in-translation

    @2movieguys Do you have to post a crappy comment in every Depp-related article? GET A LIFE, Loser! He's literally done NOTHING like this before and it sounds amazing.

    1 year agoby @lost-in-translationFlag

  4. CelluloidDreams

    meh...sounds like other films he has done.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  5. Sean

    @Ysoof-Groof The trailer will probably be out in a month or two.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Ysoof Groof


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