TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY sequel in the works
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy does not open in the U.S. until December, but it is already dominating the box-office in the UK. It was number one for the first weekend, and is likely to repeat the success for the second week. The Guardian is reporting that a sequel and possible franchise are likely in the works. They had the chance to speak with Gary Oldman, who plays George Smiley in the film about the chance of reprising the role in a franchise:
"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."
An inside source at StudioCanal has stated that they are interested in making Smiley the center of their "fiirst their first franchise (he pops up in as many as eight Le Carré novels). I can reveal that a big announcement is expected in Paris next week - it's likely to be good news for Gary Oldman and for the future of the kind of classy, intelligent movies on which StudioCanal is gambling - if my intelligence is correct, of course."
I have not seen the film, but have spoken to a number of people that have. Here is a review of the film from NapiersNews.com I have heard that you should not go into this film expecting an action-packed film like Bond or the Bourne films. Are you looking forward to seeing this in theaters? What are your thoughts on a franchise?