Transcendence Trailer

Earlier this year I had heard Johnny Depp was working on a new science fiction movie called Transcendence but details were fairly sparse other than it involved Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).

Well the first trailer for the new movie was released today. Scheduled to come out in mid-April 2014 the movie features Depp as some tech giant (mega Bill Gates / Steve Jobs combined) who’s technology comes under fire by activists trying to stop his empire and technological research. Depp’s character is mortally wounded and his team figure the only way to save him is upload his consciousness into the computer they have. (Like nothing bad ever comes out of rash decisions like sacrificing yourself for untested technology.)

The trailer looks interesting enough that it will have me checking it out in theatres in April. It kinda had a 12 Monkeys vibe to it.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the film is directed by Wally Pfister. Wally, who? Okay let me put it another way. Wally was Christopher Nolan’s director of photography on the Batman movies, Inception, Momento, pretty much anything Nolan has ever directed.

Check out the trailer below, or visit the site

Depp in Review – Year Two

It’s been almost a year since I foolishly declared that I was going to spend the next 365 days revisiting Johnny Depp’s thirty year long acting career and rewatching and reviewing his 40+ movies (see A Year of Living of Depp-erously). I managed to review almost half of his films and his one TV show, 21 Jump Street by September this year before the wheels fell off.

Life intervened and I took on a number of new projects and somehow time for Mr. Depp’s movies and my goal got put on hold. One of those new projects – my experience in the Playwrights Junction – is coming to an end (sadly) at the end of January and I will be able to fit more Depp reviews into my schedule. Although in light of my pace last year, I think I am going to go with something a little more reasonable in 2014 and aim for 2 reviews a month on average. At that leisurely pace it should take almost the full year to cover the remaining 20+ films.

Up next on the rewatch list is Depp’s appearance in Sally Porter’s drama The Man Who Cried from 2000.

Hope you had a good 2013 and will join me in celebrating 2014 by continuing to discuss Johnny Depp’s movie roles.