Morten Tyldum Boards Pattern Recognition

Imitation Game director set for William Gibson adaptation

Morten Tyldum Boards Pattern Recognition

by James White |
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As his latest film, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Alan Turing tale The Imitation Game, starts to generate serious buzz and continues its festival run, director Morten Tyldum is looking for a new challenge. He’s found it with the adaptation of William Gibson’s book **Pattern Recognition{ =nofollow}.

Gibson’s best-selling 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 is writing the current draft of the script for a project that has been in development since 2004, when Peter Weir jumped aboard to co-wrote the first take for Warners alongside David Arata and D.B. Weiss.

Tyldum has other projects on his To Do list, including crime thriller Ghostman, global thrillerChain 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 Toronto Film Festival on September 9 and in the London equivalent on October 8, arrives on general release here on November 14.

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