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Regular guy: Johnny Depp in Transcendence is a huge departure from his heavilycostumed, eyeliner-wearing Captain Jack Sparrow and Tonto days.
Johnny Depp poses a
threat to humanity in Transcendence.
JOHNNY Depp is in a movie but there is no makeup, crazy hair or costumes involved? He must have really been drawn to the character Dr Will Caster in Transcendence to accept playing a normal person on screen.
This a huge departure from his eyeliner-crazy Captain Jack Sparrow and Tonto days.
In the trailer for Transcendence – a directorial debut for Wally Pfister, who is also Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer – we see Depp in a very different light, one that is so different that it actually takes a few seconds for viewers to realise it’s the real deal.
The trailer introduces Caster as an artificial intelligence researcher, who with his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany) work towards creating a machine that possesses more analytical power than the collective intelligence of every person in the history of the world.
Caster’s plans to acquire more knowledge and power comes to a halt when he is gunned down by a member of a radical anti-tech group.
In a vegetative state, Caster physically loses the battle, although his active mind connects with Evelyn through artificial intelligence, forcing Max to wonder if it really is his best friend reaching out to his loved ones or a machine trying to take over the world.
Opens in cinema in April 2014.
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