Johnny Depp uploaded to supercomputer in film about the Singularity

December 13, 2012

Johnny Depp will play Will, a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer in Transcendence (2014), the movie’s producer told TheWrap.

The plot involves a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer with the aim of creating the world’s first self-aware computer. A group of anti-technology terrorists assassinate Will, and his wife Evelyn uploads his brain into a prototype supercomputer.

Will asks Evelyn to connect a microphone and camera [and presumably a speaker] to the computer so he can see and speak to her. She goes on to connect Will to the Internet and he creates a backup of himself to every computer in the world.

When the anti-technology organization finds out, they try to steal the supercomputer and destroy it, but Will no longer needs the computer to survive. (TheWrap warns that the script summary it received could be out of date.)

Batman director Christopher Nolan is executive producing.