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Johnny Depp Gets Uploaded In First Full Transcendence Trailer

We were effectively teased yesterday with the upcoming sci-fi thriller Transcendence debuted two new teaser trailers, on featuring the voice of star Johnny Depp and the other featuring the smooth narration stylings of Morgan Freeman, but what they lacked was any concrete information about the movie's plot and any actual footage from the feature. Both of those holes have been filled today, as the productions official YouTube page has launched the film's first full trailer.

The movie is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, who is best known as the Director of Photography for all of Christopher Nolan's films since and including Memento, and as the winner of the Best Cinematography Academy Award in 2011 for his work on Inception. You can definitely sense his cinematographer eye in his trailer, which is filled with beautiful sweeping shots and landscapes, but the big question will be whether or not he can bring what appears to be a pretty complex story to life.

In the movie Depp stars as Dr. Will Caster, a researcher who has gained fame and infamy due to his radical work in the subject of Artificial Intelligence and what's commonly referred to as The Singularity: the moment when a computer attains consciousness. His work is so controversial that it makes him the target of an assassination attempt. With Will quickly dying from a gunshot wound, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and friend Max (Paul Bettany) have no choice but to experiment with Will's work and try to upload his consciousness into a computer. This plan horrifically backfires, however, when the Will in the computer begins to become a much different person than he was in the real world.

As you may have noticed in the trailer, the movie's supporting cast is absolutely stacked with talented players beyond the three leads. Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser and Clifton Collins Jr. all co-star in the film, which will be out in theaters on April 18, 2014. In case you missed them yesterday, you can watch both of the Transcendence teaser trailers below.

Eric Eisenberg
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NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.