I heard last year that there was a film about Alan Turing in the works. Turing – one of the fathers of modern computing.
Defined the theoretical “Turing Machine” as early as 1936 – a computer before there were such things. Only 4 instructions, but anything that can be computed could be computed on it.
Opted for chemical castration – gay being a crime in the day, and all.
Allegedly insisted on being paid in silver in case the pound crashed. Buried it in a field… then forgot where he’d put it. Typical genius: no common sense!
Killed himself taking a bite from a poisoned apple… some claim this as the back story to Apple’s logo, though it’s denied.
Can’t wait… shame Keira Knightley‘s in it though. I’ve seen fence posts give less wooden performances.
Happy to see from the trailer that they actually filmed at Bletchley Park. I should know… I used to live just over the road.