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The Weinstein Company just unveiled the trailer for "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. Check it out below. Plot: Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The new movie is directed by Morten Tyldum and is set to hit theaters on November 21st. Trailer: »
Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. What’s that? Oh, just the sound that signals that a serious, dangerous, historical trailer is coming on through (consider it on par with the “brrrrannngghhh” of setting a mood). Plink. Plink. Pllllunk. The Imitation Game is indeed serious, dangerous, and historical — fortunately for all involved, it also looks pretty good. After years of development back and forth (remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in this?), Graham Moore‘s Black List script about the life of Alan Turing (“the father of computer science”) is finally an actual movie with a bunch of actual stars and enough street cred to push it into “hey, maybe we need to think about awards or whatever” territory. Cool beans, and maybe it will get kids interested in computer science! It’s a win-win! (Although we wonder what kind of kids will be checking out the historical Benedict Cumberbatch film this fall, but »
- Kate Erbland
Ready to see Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch turn into World War II code crackers? The trailer of the actors' newest release, The Imitation Game, has been released, and it looks as if it will please both wartime-film fans and lovers of good sleuth movies. The project stars Benedict as Alan Turing, the real-life British mathematician who cracked the German Enigma Code and helped the Allies win WWII. The movie also stars Matthew Goode and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. Catch The Imitation Game when it hits theaters on Nov. 21. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Studio Canal and The Weinstein Company have released two trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch's intense World War II thriller The Imitation Game. The actor plays plays the brilliant yet troubled mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist Alan Turing.
This looks like it will be a hell of a great movie, and it's based on the true story that follows Turing as he leads "the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal."
- Joey Paur
Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.
It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.
Source: StudioCanalUK »
- Louise Tooth
British mathematician Alan Turing had the tough job during World War II of deciphering Nazi codes, a task that ultimately helped lead to the Allied victory. But Turing’s life wasn’t smooth sailing even after his huge success: He was later prosecuted for being gay, then considered a crime.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in the upcoming The Imitation Game, which documents Turing’s race against time during the war and his life before and after. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the film also features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong.
The Imitation Game arrives in theaters November 21. »
- Ariana Bacle
The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during WWII.
“We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi Code and win the war,” he tells fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley.
Turing was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Morten Tyldum directs “The Imitation Game,” which was announced Monday as the opening film in the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8.
TWC picked up the U.S. rights for a reported $7 million earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
After helping the Allies win World War II with his cryptology skills, British mathematician Alan Turing fights a much more personal war at home in the first trailer for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, whose work in cracking the German Enigma Code was essential to the Allies' winning World war II. Upon returning home, taking a job at the University of Machester, he was prosecuted by the U.K. government for homosexual acts that were viewed as illegal.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist »
Benedict Cumberbatch fights time and his colleagues to build the first machine able to break Nazi code in the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” which also stars Keira Knightley. Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) plays English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who Winston Churchill said made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in World War II. Also read: Comic-Con: Legendary Bringing Guillermo del Toro's ‘Crimson Peak,’ Other Surprises The U.K. preview (above) shows Turing clashing with colleagues, played in the drama by Matthew Goode (“Watchmen”), Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”). “The Imitation Game, »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I'm sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances. Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.] Via The Weinstein Company. Via StudioCanal UK. And here's the press release for the »
- Matt Goldberg
Considering The Weinstein Company paid a record $7 million to secure the rights earlier this year, it's no surprise that The Imitation Game has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. The first trailer for the biopic arrived today, fast on the heels of the announcement that film will have its European premiere as the BFI Film Festival opener in October. The big question then becomes is there still a chance the early Oscar contender could hit Tiff in September for its world debut?
The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as mathematician Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the German's WWII Enigma code and the British team at the top-secret code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. Though Turing is credited with significantly shortened the war and saving thousands upon thousands of lives across the world, he went on to be persecuted for his homosexuality, rather than lauded for his contributions, »
- Emma Badame
The first footage has arrived for the potential major awards contender "The Imitation Game" in the form of two quite different trailers. The Weinstein Company and Studio Canal have released a U.S. trailer and a U.K. teaser respectively for Morten Tyldum's film, a biopic of computer genius and WWII hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear and Allen Leech also star in the story of Turing whose work at Bletchley Park helped cracked the German 'Enigma Code' which was essential to the Allies winning World War II. Rather than celebrated as a hero though, he was chemically castrated by his own Government and ultimately committed suicide.
The UK trailer at the top plays this very much as a straightforward thriller about the code's cracking. The U.S. trailer is a more sentimental and wider ranging piece about the impact »
- Garth Franklin
The 58th BFI London Festival is to open on October 8 with the European premiere of Second World War codebreaking drama The Imitation Game.
Cumberbatch, Knightley and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, with simultaneous screenings due to take place at cinemas across the UK.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival director, said: “Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The film will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8.
The Imitation Game will be in theaters on November 21st in the Us; UK cinemas on November 14.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
Behind-the-camera talent »
- Michelle McCue
One film I fully expect to be part of tomorrow's announcement of the Toronto International Film Festival lineup is the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The film co-stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Goodman-Hill, Rory Kinnear and Matthew Beard. Aiding my suspicion the film will be among tomorrow's announcement is today not one but two trailers for the movie have premiered, one a teaser from the UK and the other the official domestic trailer courtesy of the Weinstein Co. »
- Brad Brevet
This afternoon, the BFI has announced the opening film for the 58th London Film Festival. The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), will have is European premiere on Wednesday October 8th, as well as have simultaneous screenings at the same time across the UK. A first trailer for the film has also been released, which you can view below…
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness), Keira Knightley (Begin Again, Laggies), Matthew Goode (Stoker), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
The BFI website press release said:
The 58th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be The Imitation Game, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, »
- Scott Davis
Update: Two very different trailers, one for the U.K. and one for the U.S., have been released, and I’ve included both below.
One of the films I’m most excited to see this fall is The Imitation Game, a dramatic thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a British cryptographer who helped crack Nazi codes during World War II but was later prosecuted for homosexuality, then a crime. The subject matter is obviously fascinating, and Cumberbatch is a highly talented actor, so all signs indicate that The Imitation Game may arrive as one of the year’s best films. Now, a teaser trailer has been revealed by Studiocanal, giving us our first real look at the tense historical thriller.
As the trailer shows, Turing’s main challenge is deciphering the German Enigma code, considered by many to be unbreakable. To this end, he enlists the help of »
- Isaac Feldberg
The BFI revealed today that the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley will open the 58th London Film Festival in October. Studio Canal have also released a first look trailer which you can see below.
Cumberbatch and Knightley are joined by a fearsomely talented cast including Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance. The film details the work done by the Bletchley Park code breakers during the War focusing, naturally, on Turing whose pioneering work saved lives and most certainly changed the world. Headhunters director Morten Tyldum is behind the camera for this one.
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, »
- Jon Lyus
Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum’s Alan Turing drama “The Imitation Game,” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th, marking the pic’s European preem.
The biopic based on the life story of the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during WWII, and was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual, will screen in London’s Odeon Leicester Square, with key cast, Cumberbatch and Knightley, and helmer Tyldum, expected on the red carpet.
The Weinstein Company picked up U.S. rights to the hot pic for a reported $7 million earlier this year at the Berlin fest. TWC has set November 21 as its U.S. release date, one week after it is scheduled to go out in the U.K. via StudioCanal U.K.
- Nick Vivarelli
The highly-anticipated drama will open the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8, StudioCanal has confirmed.
"I am thrilled to be returning to London to share The Imitation Game with the audience of the BFI London Film Festival," said director Morten Tyldum. "The experience of directing this film has been so tremendously rewarding, and I am humbled to share Alan's Turing's incredible story on Opening Night."
In The Imitation Game, Sherlock star Cumberbatch takes on the role of pioneering mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, whose code-breaking work at Bletchley Park proved vital to Germany's defeat in World War II.
Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952 and chose chemical castration as an alternative to a prison sentence. He died two years later in an apparent suicide, and was finally granted a posthumous pardon in 2013.
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