Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2012)


Spy films are all the rage right now, and in the next couple years, that trend doesn’t seem like its going to change much.

Although we still know little about the film, we do know it is set in the bleak days of the Cold War.  The plot centers around espionage veteran George Smiley who is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.  The film is based on the novel of the same name written by author John Le Carre.

Although we know little, there is a huge cast already signed up for the film including such greats as Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Fassbender, and Colin Firth.  With such a solid cast, this may be the film to see when it is released in 2012 or late 2011.


Who’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy For?

Those who love spy flicks.  Bond move over . . .


Movie Release Date

TBA 2012

Who’s In It?

Gary Oldman

Ralph Fiennes

Michael Fassbender

Colin Firth

Related Movies

Bond Films, Dr. Strangelove, The Hunt for Red OCtober

What’s Good About Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Solid cast and spy films are amazing!

What’s Bad About Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

Beats me . . .Sounds too good to be true

Our Clever Prediction

Look forward to a great flick.  With a solid source material and a television series done in England, this is a film that will have solid footing.  Lets wish for a movie that isn’t in 3D!


  1. As has been said below, it will be a monumental task for the new film to even approach the near perfection of the Alec Guinness TV version of this story. Without in anyway denigrating the film cast, my expectations are not high of a favourable comparison. However, if the film does prove a worthy successor, I would hope that the makers will then proceed to film the two sequel stories (The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley’s People). It has always been a great sadness to me that the TV versions filmed the first and third of the trilogy but missed out the second.
    Perhaps, as with the Jason Bourne films, they could defy the normal situation and make progressively better films with each step of the trilogy
    The one thing I do hope is that the film will follow the very low key, methodical development of the story that the book requires rather than try to emulate the appalling Hollywood efforts that seem to suggest that only the greatest violence, the largest explosions, and the greatest “attitude” on the part of the actors can be successful

  2. I agree. The Alec Guinness TV series was as close to TV perfection that you could get. I would have assumed that the screenwriter would struggle to capture the intricacies of the plot within a 2 hour film, but given the quality of the director and cast already signed up, the script must be pretty good.

    Nevertheless, I am really looking forward to this, but it will be tricky for Oldman to convey the same gravitas that Guiness brought to the role, not forgetting the rest of the original cast which were superb as well.

  3. Thing is, how much better can this really be than the absolutely superb BBC miniseries with Alec Guinness as Smiley? Like, who would ever want to try to compete with Alec Guinness (the actor Le Carre himself says he will always see in the role? And which of those guys mentioned is playing Smiley?

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