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Would you pony up for a sequel to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy?

Dec. 12, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Gary Oldman's singularly driven and commanding performance aside, I wasn't the biggest fan of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY.  Being an complete devotee of director Tomas Alfredson's previous film (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) and a lover of the last time we saw a John Le Carre adaptation in cinemas (2005's THE CONSTANT GARDNER), I sloughed off anybody who claimed that they were bored by his spy thriller and made my way to the cinema the moment it released in the states.  Suffice it to say... I have found circumstances where shite literally dried on the wall (HUNGER) more exciting and engaging, though I know it's merely a matter of personal preference.

But I gather that plenty of you out there liked it, and its worldwide total of $80 million is nothing to sneeze at considering how that figure is more than the budget. Now, even back during production, Alfredson and Oldman spoke about possibly reuiniting for an adaptation of the sequel novel SMILEY'S PEOPLE.  And while I never expected much to come of it, I'm here today to tell you that producing studio head Tim Fellner (of Working Title) has confirmed that a sequel is indeed in the initial planning stages:  “We are working on another one. [Producer] Tim Bevan is putting it together as we speak with [screenwriter] Peter Straughan and Tomas Alfredson, so yes it’s in development... It did unbelievably well and it didn’t cost hardly anything… But things take time.  Tim is passionate about making sure we do another one.”

So there you have it.  Fans of Alfredson and the John Le Carre source novels, rest assured that more may yet be on the way.  Just, you know, don't hold your breath yet.  Even the most passionate of projects take time to get going, and especially so when it comes to something as unique and deliberate as what Alfredson/Oldman created.

Extra Tidbit: As with TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, SMILEY'S PEOPLE was made into a film for television with Alex Guinness in the title role.
Source: Collider

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11:23AM on 12/12/2012

Great news

i loved the first one; a tense, intelligent spy movie with a killer uk cast and Oldman mesmerizing in his subtle performance. To those that were bored (you too Alejandro) what were you expecting? This isn't a James Bond, its John Le Care. The film did what it set out to do excellently and I'd look forward to the sequel.
i loved the first one; a tense, intelligent spy movie with a killer uk cast and Oldman mesmerizing in his subtle performance. To those that were bored (you too Alejandro) what were you expecting? This isn't a James Bond, its John Le Care. The film did what it set out to do excellently and I'd look forward to the sequel.
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11:52AM on 12/12/2012

To answer the question in the headline...

Yes. Yes I would.

That is all.
Yes. Yes I would.

That is all.
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12:07PM on 12/12/2012

Yes

I definitely would
I definitely would
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11:52AM on 12/12/2012
Absolutely loved TTSS. Would love a sequel as along as all the players from the first return.
Absolutely loved TTSS. Would love a sequel as along as all the players from the first return.
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2:06PM on 12/12/2012
I'd see it. I really enjoyed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, even though a hell of a lot of it went over my head the first time (I don't have the best mind for spy work, apparently). And I'd absolutely love to see Oldman play Smiley again.
Also, not intending to be a jerk, but the Extra Tidbit says "Alex" instead of "Alec."
I'd see it. I really enjoyed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, even though a hell of a lot of it went over my head the first time (I don't have the best mind for spy work, apparently). And I'd absolutely love to see Oldman play Smiley again.
Also, not intending to be a jerk, but the Extra Tidbit says "Alex" instead of "Alec."
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12:43AM on 12/14/2012
Loved it, hope they do another. It had a cool feel to it and story and acting were favoured over the usual action. If you didn't like it, best get that large popcorn and wait for another Michael Bay aboration losers.
Loved it, hope they do another. It had a cool feel to it and story and acting were favoured over the usual action. If you didn't like it, best get that large popcorn and wait for another Michael Bay aboration losers.
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6:54PM on 12/12/2012
Absolutely. As soon as possible please. I want the whole Karla trilogy adapted to film If everyone from Tinker Tailor comes back.
Absolutely. As soon as possible please. I want the whole Karla trilogy adapted to film If everyone from Tinker Tailor comes back.
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6:37PM on 12/12/2012
I'd love to see more of Gary Oldman in George Smiley role. It's one of his best performances. Sure, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy maybe a slow-burn espionage thriller but it's a very good one.
I'd love to see more of Gary Oldman in George Smiley role. It's one of his best performances. Sure, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy maybe a slow-burn espionage thriller but it's a very good one.
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2:36PM on 12/12/2012
I loved this movie, and don't mind if they made another, or not.
I loved this movie, and don't mind if they made another, or not.
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1:05PM on 12/12/2012

Yes

I would like to see The Honourable Schoolboy adapted next. Not sure what form it would take as they changed the Asian setting but I feel they could do something interesting.
I would like to see The Honourable Schoolboy adapted next. Not sure what form it would take as they changed the Asian setting but I feel they could do something interesting.
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4:25PM on 12/13/2012
That movie was a crock of shit. You can barely tell Gary Old man was alive until he moved. Whoever thinks his performance was mesmerizing, needs to check their own pulse to see if their still alive. There's a difference between subtle and non-existence. I love Oldman, always have, but c'mon. As for the film itself. Bland, uninteresting, confusing (for no reason) and just plain boring. By the end, I was wondering? What was the point of wathing this movie. I was not entertained, educated or
That movie was a crock of shit. You can barely tell Gary Old man was alive until he moved. Whoever thinks his performance was mesmerizing, needs to check their own pulse to see if their still alive. There's a difference between subtle and non-existence. I love Oldman, always have, but c'mon. As for the film itself. Bland, uninteresting, confusing (for no reason) and just plain boring. By the end, I was wondering? What was the point of wathing this movie. I was not entertained, educated or taught anything. Just simply shown the life of the most boring killer alive.
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3:17PM on 12/13/2012
That movie was a crock of shit. You can barely tell Gary Oldman was alive until he moved. Whoever thinks his performance was mesmerizing, needs to check their own pulse to see if their still alive. There's a difference between subtle and non-existence. I love Oldman, always have, but c'mon. As for the film itself. Bland, uninteresting, confusing (for no reason) and just plain boring. By the end, I was wondering? What was the point of wathing this movie. I was not entertained, educated or taught
That movie was a crock of shit. You can barely tell Gary Oldman was alive until he moved. Whoever thinks his performance was mesmerizing, needs to check their own pulse to see if their still alive. There's a difference between subtle and non-existence. I love Oldman, always have, but c'mon. As for the film itself. Bland, uninteresting, confusing (for no reason) and just plain boring. By the end, I was wondering? What was the point of wathing this movie. I was not entertained, educated or taught anything. Just simply shown the life of the most boring killer alive.
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2:18PM on 12/12/2012

no

TTSS looked nice but the entire story could have been condensed. I'd watch it but I wouldn't pay to.
TTSS looked nice but the entire story could have been condensed. I'd watch it but I wouldn't pay to.
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9:03PM on 12/12/2012

What the other greenies said

Would love this!! TTSS was one of my surprise favorites of last year and the thought of more adaptations of the literary sequels is very exciting.
Would love this!! TTSS was one of my surprise favorites of last year and the thought of more adaptations of the literary sequels is very exciting.
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