Saturday, 20 September 2014

Morten Tyldum set for Pattern Recognition

As his latest film, the Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) starring Alan Turing tale The Imitation Game, starts to generate serious awards buzz following it's recent run at the Toronto Film Festival, director Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is looking for a new challenge. News now arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Tyldum's latest project will be an adaptation of William Gibson's best-selling book Pattern Recognition.

Gibson's 2003 tome is set the year before and follows Cayce Pollard, a 32 year-old marketing consultant who has a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols. The action takes place in London, Tokyo, and Moscow as Cayce judges the effectiveness of a proposed corporate symbol and is hired to seek the creators of film clips anonymously posted to the internet – which leads her to uncover a much deeper conspiracy.

Anthony Peckham (Invictus) is writing the current draft of the script for a project that has been in development since 2004, when Peter Weir (The Way Back) jumped aboard to co-write the first take for Warner Bros alongside David Arata (Children Of Men) and D.B. Weiss (Game Of Thrones).

Tyldum has several other projects in development too, including crime thriller Ghostman, global thriller Chain Of Events and action thriller The Disciple Program, but Pattern Recognition may take over as his next job, depending on the screenplay.

The Imitation Game, which will screen at the London Film Festival on 8 October, arrives on general release here on 14 November.

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