One of the most intriguing facets of history from World War II is the allies’ valiant attempts to decipher German signals traffic and thereby gain the upper hand in the global conflict. The encrypted wartime intelligence was deemed untouchable by the Nazis, who utilized the incognito communication to uphold the Motherland’s territorial prowess.
Soon, though, the British discovered a way to intercept the signal utilizing a piece of spook hardware known as the enigma typewriter. It was a true defining moment during the war, which is set to be chronicled in Morten Tyldum’s upcoming biopic, The Imitation Game.
Starring fan-favourite Benedict Cumberbatch as genius hacker Alan Turing, the film charts the aforementioned attempts to foil the German’s elusive communication network. Joining Cumberbatch in the movie are Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and everyone’s favourite gravel-voiced antagonist, Mark Strong.
And ahead of the film’s anticipated opening at the London Film Festival at the beginning of October, the studio has unveiled an all-new teaser poster for The Imitation Game which features Cumberbatch as the mathematical maestro.
In our review of the film, we found The Imitation Game to be entertaining throughout, but Tyldum’s biopic is not without its problems:
It doesn’t let historical accuracy get in the way of storytelling that’s as generally informative as it is thoroughly entertaining, and proves that some subjects are better made a game of than slavishly imitated. The Imitation Game makes a compelling case for futzing with the details of a biopic in order to get a more engaging message across.
The Imitation Game is expected to hit theatres on November 9th and November 21st in the United Kingdom and North America, respectively.