Johnny Depp is in negotiations to star in a film called Transcendence, which is set to be directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, from a script written by newcomer Jack Paglen.
This will be the first feature film directed by Pfister, but unfortunately, there is absolutely no information on what the movie will be about. It is however being executive produced by Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas. That's got to tell you something about the the kind of film it could be.
Pfister has worked with Nolan on all of his films including Memento, Inception and most recently The Dark Knight Rises.
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove state, “Johnny Depp is one of the most charismatic, talented actors imaginable and we are delighted he is with us on this project.”
Pfister states, “I'm thrilled, and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Johnny. He is a creative and intelligent artist whom I feel will bring great depth to the character and the overall narrative."
It will be interesting to see what comes of this, it's got a very talented team behind it, so it's got to be a really good story.