A new poster for this April's science fiction thriller Transcendence features Johnny Depp without ever showing his face or anything that actually identifies him beyond the name itself.
This poster gives us a good look at a bunch of plus in the shaved head of Depp's Dr. Will Caster, a scientist studying the singularity, the point at which artificial intelligence outpaces human intellect, who is turned into an unspeakably advanced digital consciousness. As you might expect, the transcended version of Caster then gets up to some strange and potentially dangerous shenanigans.
This marks the feature directorial debut of Wally Pfister, the cinematographer on almost every single Christopher Nolan movie, so we can bet that Transcendence will look sharp. Whether or not the screenplay by first-timer Jack Paglian will provide bones on which that visual meat can hang remains a mystery. But this is a rare instance of high-profile original sci-fi. We're just hoping Transcendence has as much on its mind as it appears to.
The film certainly has a solid cast surrounding Depp. We're talking about the likes of Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins Jr., Lukas Haas, and even Paul Bettany.
Also, if you have not seen it, here's Trailer #1: