Well, Johnny Depp’s reps have cleared his schedule and revealed that he signed on for two highly anticipated indie films before Jack Sparrow is back.
The two highly anticipated indie films which will take front seat to the fifth installment of the Pirates saga are the sci-fi Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister and the gangster biopic Black Mass, we learned about earlier this month.
Both films will be Johnny’s back-to-back movie projects this year.
Transcendence, produced by Christopher Nolan and written by newcomer Jack Paglen will begin shooting in April. The story has not yet been revealed, but sources say Depp’s brain will be uploaded into a computer as three scientists have been developing a programming code for the world’s first fully self-aware computer.
After that film, the busy A-list thesp will move on to Cross Creek’s crime thriller Black Mass. Jez Butterworth is reportedly polishing Mark Mallouk‘s script which was redone after one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Whitey Bulger was captured in June of 2011. Depp will reunit with Donnie Brasco producer Barry Levinson, who will be sitting in the director’s chair this time around.
Shooting is set to begin in summer.
The long-delayed Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is still slated for a July 10th, 2015 release.
As for the 49-year-old global superstar, he’ll next be seen in The Lone Ranger, set for release July 3rd, 2013.