Warner Brothers has decided not to go forward with development on the 2011 Black List script The Imitation Game. Topping the annual list of the best unproduced screenplays currently circulating in Hollywood, the studio picked up Graham Moore’s adaptation of Andrew Hodges’ biography Alan Turing: The Enigma for a reported seven figure sum last October after a bidding war with several studios.
Turing was an amazing figure and one of the most influential of the 20th century. His mathematical genius helped the Allied effort to decipher Nazi communiqués that were encrypted through their Enigma machine, while the theories he developed during and after the war were instrumental in the creation of the computer. Tragically, in 1952 he was prosecuted for being a homosexual, which was still a crime in Great Britain at that time, and died two years later, a probable suicide.
At one point Leonardo DiCaprio was being considered to star in the project but he never became formally attached.
J. Blakeson was set to direct the project, with Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky are producing. Blakeson is free to shop the project around to other studios.
Via – The Wrap.