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Depp eerie as mad machine in ‘Transcendence’

March 28, 2014 GMT
Johnny Depp, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Transcendence," gestures to fellow cast member Morgan Freeman onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Johnny Depp, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Transcendence," gestures to fellow cast member Morgan Freeman onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Johnny Depp, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Transcendence," gestures to fellow cast member Morgan Freeman onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Johnny Depp, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Transcendence," gestures to fellow cast member Morgan Freeman onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Johnny Depp, right, a cast member in the upcoming film "Transcendence," gestures to fellow cast member Morgan Freeman onstage during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Footage of the sci-fi drama “Transcendence” previewed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas shows an eerily convincing Johnny Depp as a terminally ill scientist turned unruly machine in the Wally Pfister film that asks: What if we could upload a human mind into a computer?

Warner Bros. was the final studio to preview its upcoming titles at the theater exhibitor’s convention Thursday, and it ended with an impressive crew of A-listers led by Depp.

The “Transcendence” clips were packed with explosions, sentimental moments between Depp (as Will) and leading lady Rebecca Hall (as Evelyn), and striking supporting performances by Kate Mara and Paul Bettany.

Morgan Freeman, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Clint Eastwood, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis were among the other stars touting their upcoming projects.