The first trailer for Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game has hit the Internets in high anticipation of its Thanksgiving release. Based on the true story of Alan Turing, a brilliant computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and philosopher played by Benedict Cumberbatch, this biopic will paint a portrait of his efforts that led to the end of World War II. Go ahead and hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out all of the screenshots.
The folks who put together this trailer for The Weinstein Company certainly made a story about a man who builds the first computer look rather intriguing, sexy, and not at all boring. With a deadly combination of a solid cast, a calculating score, and sharp edits, this trailer sells The Imitation Game to be a very promising film.
It’s interesting to see a movie of this caliber being promoted amidst all the summer blockbusters, well before its release date during the road to Oscar. It just very well may be a great ploy to pander to Comic-Con nerds a week before the convention with one of the biggest franchise stars out there, Mr. Cumberbatch. The man makes women swoon from his role on Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Good thing we have Keira Knightely to counteract the Batch’s charm.
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Here is the official plot synopsis for The Imitation Game, courtesy of The Weinstein Company:
Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, Alan Turing was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Rory Kinnear, and Matthew Beard.
The Imitation Game hits theaters on November 28, 2014.
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