Tyldum Leaves TORDENSKIOLD Biopic Afloat. Instead, Will Decrypt THE IMITATION GAME.
The Imitation Game is based on Graham Moore's book about the UK mathematician, logician, crypto-analyst and computer scientist Alan Mathison Turing, who was during WW2 head of Hut 2 at Bletchley Park, the code-breaking centre that unravelled the settings of Germany's Enigma machine.
After the war, he worked in the computer industry. A homosexual, he was prosecuted in 1952, and accepted chemical castration to avoid prison. He committed suicide in 1954, by cyanide poisoning, aged 42. In 2009, British PM Gordon Brown issued a public apology for "the appalling way he was treated".
"It is an exciting, touching and rather tragic story - a portrait of a genius, a war drama and a spy thriller all in one," said Tyldum...