‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ sequel now in the works

Original found Gary Oldman on the hunt for a Soviet mole in the British Secret Intelligence Service

A sequel to the hit film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is in the works.

Released last year (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the first big screen adaptation of the classic 1974 novel by John Le Carré. It starred Gary Oldman as George Smiley, a retired spy who is called back to track down a Soviet mole lurking in the British Secret Intelligence Service.

The bumper cast of British thesps also included Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, John Hurt and Kathy Burke. The adaptation was a significant critical and commercial success, winning this year’s BAFTA for Outstanding British Film and grossing more than £50 million worldwide.

The film was directed by Tomas Alfredson from a script by Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor, while Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan were among the producers. In an interview with Collider, Fellner confirmed that key members of the creative team have reunited to make a sequel. He said: “We are working on another one. Tim Bevan is putting it together as we speak with Peter Straughan and Tomas Alfredson, so yes it’s in development.”

However, Fellner insisted that the follow-up will not be rushed out, adding: “But things take time. Tim is passionate about making sure we do another one.”