Johnny Depp confirmed for Wally Pfister’s directorial debut

He’ll take the lead in Transcendence

 
Johnny Depp has officially signed on to play the lead in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, a sci-fi movie called Transcendence.
 
Depp had previously been linked to the part, and this morning an official press release confirmed that the rumours are true. Rooney Mara, Emily Blunt and Rebecca Hall have all been linked to star opposite him in the female lead.
 
The film will follow the exploits of a husband and wife who develop a programming code for the world’s first sentient computer. When a group of technophobic protestors attempt to assassinate the husband, the wife takes the natural precaution of uploading his brain to the computer. As you do.
 
Happily, the sync is a success, and the computer takes on hubby’s personality, aiding his wife in her attempt to escape her pursuers. We’d have had a tenner on that computer turning evil, but it seems as though we’d have been wrong…

No specific dates have been set as yet, but the film is set to begin shooting in April ahead of a 2014 release. At the very least it promises to be a sight more interesting than seeing Depp coast through another Pirates movie… 

 

Does Depp sound a good fit for this one? Tell us, below! 

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 28th 2013, 20:28

      Sounds interesting.

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    • SoshiGEE

      Mar 3rd 2013, 12:04

      That's...interesting...it totally sounds like a 40 year old sci-fi plot! Might be fun to see a modern take on something like this.

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