Johnny Depp will play a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer in the highly anticipated film, "Transcendence," the movie's producer told TheWrap exclusively.
"Transcendence," plot details of which have been shrouded in secrecy, comes from the team behind the time-bending thriller "Inception": Christopher Nolan is executive producing, and his longtime cinematograher, Oscar-winner Wally Pfister, will direct "Transcendence" as his first feature. The story is by Jack Paglen.
According to a recent script summary obtained by TheWrap, the plot involves a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world's first machine that can think for itself.
The film's producer, Andrew Kosove, confirmed in an interview with TheWrap on Tuesday: "It is true Johnny Depp's brain is uploaded into a computer."
Kosove also confirmed that singularity, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence are important to the script.
A spokesman for Alcon, which is producing the film, cautioned that any script summary might be outdated and is subject to future revisions.