2INKER 2AILOR? Sequel in the Works for SOLDIER SPY film

Jason Gorber, Featured Critic
A year ago almost to the day, I posted my first article on Twitch, a gushing review of Thomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The film proved to be my favourite of 2011, joining the likes of Children of Men and Syriana as films from the last decade or so that I think are far less appreciated than they should be.

Despite my admonition that it's didn't receive quite the number of plaudits I thought it deserved, the Gary Oldman-starrer made enough coin for its producers, and Alfredson and co. had a good enough time with the project, that there's long been rumblings of another round of le Carré goodness coming from the ensemble.

Collider is now pointing to an interview with producer Eric Fellner, who states unequivocally that a sequel is "in development", and that producer Tim Bevan, screenwriter Peter Straughan and director Alfredson are "putting it together as we speak"

The obvious candidate for a sequel is the Smiley's People story line, but there are several other works in that storyline that could be amalgamated to create an entirely new work.

I for one can't wait - the beautiful, quiet nature of the film, a character piece told more through posture and micro facial movements than any lines of dialogue, is an exercise in both beauty and precision. If they can capture the same beautiful balance between genre and art film, then consider me the first on board with this idea.
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  • Monsiuer Hulot

    Hey, I remember when I "won" a copy of Tinker Tailor on Blu-ray from Twitch/whatever worthless company produced the Blu-ray.............and never, ever actually received it, despite repeatedly emailing everyone involved. Winning something virtually sure is fun, but not actually getting to watch/own the movie was kind of a drag. I still love you, and am a devoted follower, Twitch...........but gawd that sucked. I really wish I could somehow take back whatever little promotion that afforded whoever that worthless company was.

  • Ugh. Those were all supposed to have been shipped directly from the PR company - who I very definitely provided the shipping addresses to - but you're the second person to say they never received it, so clearly they didn't. I'll keep it in mind next time they ask me if I want to give something away ...

  • Monsiuer Hulot

    Thank you. I really do appreciate that you guys listen to your readers.....and I really do love this site. Best film news/updates/write-ups around.

  • I just wish you'd gotten it.

  • That does suck, sorry to hear it as well. For what it's worth, it's still a disc well worth picking up even if paid for, a film that demands to be rewatched, and often.

  • the king of opinions

    tinker tailor soldier spy: tokyo drift

  • Eric Trylinski

    LOVED the first one, this is excellent news!

  • Ozimov

    Such a terrific movie.. a new classic. And it ended with a happy-upbeat tune by Julio Iglesias!

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