Johnny Depp's latest role finds him turning from the world's most famous artificial-intelligence researcher to a participant in one of his own controversial experiments. He plays Dr. Will Caster in Transcendence, a technology thriller also starring Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany. When a radical antitech group — including House of Cards' Kate Mara — violently targets Will, he chooses to upload his consciousness into the digital landscape before his body dies. This comes with its own set of moral conundrums, as his wife (Hall) struggles to deal with his new form. It's a little confusing, but this trailer makes the plot a lot clearer than in that cryptic teaser we got a couple months ago. Take a look for yourself before the film hits theaters April 17.

Here's the creepy teaser: