'The Imitation Game' with Benedict Cumberbatch Gets a Familiar Poster
We've previously pointed out the overwhelming trend of movie posters almost always looking the same nowadays, with little to no artistic effort put into promoting the film on a poster. One such trend that we've seen recently on posters for Thor and The Social Network is the use of overlaying text on top of the image of one of the stars of the film (you can see even more of them here too). And now it's Benedict Cumberbatch and his awards season hopeful performance in The Imitation Game that gets the familiar poster treatment. It's not the best effort, but we just want you to see this film that our own Alex Billington saw at Tellurdie and called an "exceptionally compelling film led by remarkable performances." Look now!
Here's the poster for Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game from The Telegraph:
Check out two different trailers for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch right here.
The Imitation Game is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) and written by Graham Moore, making his feature writing debut. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong also star in the film which The Weinstein Company will release just before Thanksgiving on November 21st.