Warners Sits Out “The Imitation Game”

Warner Bros. Pictures will no longer make a film based on Graham Moore’s Black List script “The Imitation Game” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story deals with Alan Turing, an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, criminally prosecuted and chemically castrated homosexual, and tortured soul who committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.

Turing was highly influential in the founding of computer science and artificial intelligence, along with devising techniques for breaking German ciphers during the Second World War. He was also one of the earliest to explore the biological process of morphogenesis.

J. Blakeson (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”) was previously in negotiations to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio was said to be interested in play Turing but DiCaprio essentially passed on the project – as a result Warners is letting go of the rights.

Now free, the property will be repackaged and shopped around to other studios. Blakeson remains attached as director.