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Might Tinker Tailor Solider Spy become a franchise?

09.28.2011

I would say that TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY is this year's THE DEPARTED, wherein when you saw the cast and heard the premise, you would think that some Oscars were headed its way.

Many might know that the film is based on a classic spy novel from John Le Carre (that's in the trailer after all), but did you know there are actually a few more books in the series? If reception goes well for TINKER (which I can't imagine not being the case), at least one member of the team is on board to turn the film into a franchise. Gary Oldman speaks:

"I loved playing George. and there are of course films to be made of Le Carré's other books featuring George, with 'Smiley's People' and 'The Honourable Schoolboy' being the obvious ones. But I would insist on quite a few factors, such as I would really want Tomas Alfredson to direct it again."

Apparently Alfredson left quite an impression on Oldman, and if you'll recall, he's the man behind the original LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, so you know he's got talent. I suppose we'll have to wait for the release and reception to figure out if these other movies will happen, but if I had to guess, I would say we'll probably see them down the road.

Extra Tidbit: "Smiley's People" is somewhat of a less catchy title.
Source: The Guardian

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