The upcoming adaptation of John Le Carrè’s 1974 spy novel ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ has become the product of much hype lately. With an all star British Cast, the likes of Gary Oldman (‘Harry Potter’ series), Colin Firth (‘A single Man’), Mark Strong (‘Sherlock Holmes’) and John Hurt (‘Brighton Rock’), the movie is expected to reach dizzying heights of success at the box office. As the teaser trailer hit the net this week, it is apparent the hype was justified.
Set during the Cold War, ex-intelligence expert George Smiley (Oldman) is brought out of semi-retirement to help uncover a Soviet mole within the confines of MI6.
The movie is in the charge of Swedish director Thomas Alfredson. His adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampire novel ‘Let The Right One In’ proved a massive success as he maintained the 80s vibe and eerie darkness pivotal to the plot.
It is evident from the trailer that Alfredson has remained true to Le Carrè’s work. The movie captures the retro but eerie atmosphere of the Cold War era. Even the trailer articulates the simplistic styling of Cold War films, as opposed to the high cinematic spectres that are more common of more recent action movies.
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ will first hit UK screens on September 16 2011. The US will have a short while longer to wait, with a release date on November 18 2011.