Thursday, 25 August 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy remake

I wasn't aware that this film had been re-made but after watching the trailer from it on the Yahoo! site I think it'll be well worth a watch. The trailer can be viewed here. The original 1979 TV mini-series starring Alec Guinness was just superb, and not in the least because it was a time when the Cold War was still strong. Anything else will have a lot to live up to but this one might just be able to do it.

It is directed by Tomas Alfredson (of Let the Right One In fame) and has a frighteningly stellar cast which includes (amongst others) Gary Oldman (as George Smiley), Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, the Great Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, John Hurt and Mark Strong.

'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' is released in the UK on 16th September.

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