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Alan Turing Film The Imitation Game Gets a Director

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | December 5, 2012 | Comments ()


I've urged before that the heartbreaking life of Alan Turing would make a crushing biographical movie. By the same logic that insists that the world does not exist until I open my eyes in the morning, I think we can assume that such urging has paid direct dividends. The Imitation Game, which is a script that has been sitting on the so-called blacklist of the best screenplays on the market that no one has picked up yet, is moving forward for actual production with Black Bear Pictures, an independent group that is planning on making the film and then looking for distribution after the fact (and presumably after a festival circuit run to stoke some interest).

We shouldn't get terribly excited, as the film has a history of starting to almost kind of be made with people being attached, before the house of cards flutters down again. But if we can't get prematurely excited on the Internet about rumors and hearsay, then where can we?

Black Bear has brought on Morten Tyldum, who in addition to having a glorious name that would feel at home wielding an ax in Middle Earth, also directed last year's fantastic Headhunters.

There is no word yet on anything else. No actors or release date. But Graham Moore, writer of the script, is also going to be the executive producer. I choose to believe that this is a good thing, that the writer in the driver's seat bodes well for the film's narrative.

(source: CinemaBlend)

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  • Drake

    This is great news, though I expect the film to rip my heart out again, just like every time I read about his life.

    If I had a time machine, I would swoop in and rescue that beautiful, brilliant man.

  • John G.

    I've been waiting for this. They'd better not fuck it up.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I think this is incredibly exciting news. Headhunters was marvelous so I'm hoping some of the mojo will spill over into this project. In my fantasy casting, I like either Ben Whishaw or Anthony Lewis in the lead.

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