Johnny Depp stars as an AI professor who uploads his consciousness into the digital ether when his body dies in Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister. Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, and Morgan Freeman co-star in the sci-fi thriller from a Black List script by Jack Paglen. Nolan and Emma Thomas are exec producers. Transcendence is the first product of a partnership between Alcon Entertainment and Beijing-based DMG Entertainment to finance, produce, and distribute films, and was brought to Alcon by Straight Up Films’ Kate Cohen and Marisa Polvino, who are also producing. Warner Bros releases the pic April 17. Here’s the new trailer.