TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY May Spawn Franchise

     September 26, 2011

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Tomas Alfredon’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy remains one of my most-anticipated films of the fall especially after picking up strong notices when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival.  The film has already been released in the UK and Gary Oldman, who plays the film’s protagonist George Smiley, tells The Guardian [via The Playlist] “I loved playing George and there are of course films to be made of John Le Carré’s other books featuring George, with Smiley’s People and The Honourable Schoolboy being the obvious ones [Oldman told Empire that the books may be combined into one movie]. But I would insist on quite a few factors, such as I would really want Tomas Alfredson to direct it again.”

Production company StudioCanal may be willing to agree to those factors as The Guardian strongly hints that the studio wants to launch a franchise and that an announcement will be made in Paris next week.   If the upcoming spy thriller is as good as folks are saying then the announcement will be welcome news.  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opens in the U.S. on December 9th.  Hit the jump for the official synopsis.

Here’s the official synopsis for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:

Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government – which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.

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