WORLD WAR II CODEBREAKER ALAN TURING BIOPIC NOMINATED IN 8 OSCAR CATEGORIES
Los Angeles CA – The 2015 Academy Award nominations have been announced. Near the top of the heap for most total nominations is The THE IMITATION GAME, the historical thriller biopic about British WWII codebreaker and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing. Nominated in 8 categories:
— Best Picture
— Actor in a Leading Role (Benedict Cumberbatch)
— Actress in a Supporting Role (Keira Knightley)
— Director (Morten Tyldum)
— Film Editing (William Goldenberg)
— Original Score (Alexandre Desplat)
— Production Design (Maria Djurkovic; Tatiana Macdonald)
— Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore)
THE IMITATION GAME follows the real-life wartime accounts of Turing and his team of codebreakers as they crack Nazi Germany’s Enigma machine, ultimately putting an end to the war and saving millions of lives.
Loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, the adapted screenplay topped the annual Black List for best unproduced Hollywood scripts in 2011. After a bidding process against five other studios, The Weinstein Company acquired the film for $7 million in February 2014, the highest amount ever paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market.
THE IMITATION GAME paves the way for another horror-thriller script called UNDER ANGELS, a dark fantasy extension of that same real-life WWII codebreaking universe. While THE IMITATION GAME covers events in Europe, UNDER ANGELS is set in the legendary haunted tunnels beneath Los Angeles and Fort MacArthur, which served as a nerve center for the Allies in the Pacific Theater.
Adapted from Jace Daniel’s novel of the same name, UNDER ANGELS won the Script Pipeline First Look Project (Horror/Thriller) 2012, and made finalist in both the Table Read My Screenplay Screenplay Competition Austin 2013 and the ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest 2014.
UNDER ANGELS is now being read and looking for the right home. For more information and to request a copy of the script for review, please contact writer Jace Daniel.
The UNDER ANGELS book trailer: