Deadline has reported that on top of David Yates directing a Doctor Who film, Warner Brothers are trying to get him to direct the Alan Turing biopic titled The Imitation Game. The studio bought the spec script by Graham Moore for a reported seven figures and it is said to be at the top of the 2011 Black List.
It has also been reported that Leonardo DiCaprio has presented a strong interest in the film and that Warners had bought it for him to star in. For those unfamiliar with Turing, the film follows: “the life story of this English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist, criminally prosecuted homosexual, and tortured soul who committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.”
Though Yates is a good director, with the type of filmmakers that DiCaprio works with, it’s a little hard to believe that his choice for director is the guy who made half of the Harry Potter films.
While it’s not confirmed that Yates will be the man behind the camera, it’s looking likely that the job will fall in his lap. And if it does, what do you think? Will he do a good enough job?