Watch: First Trailer for Tomas Alfredson's 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

June 30, 2011
Source: The Guardian

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Teaser Trailer

How do you find an enemy who is hidden right before your eyes? A fantastic new teaser trailer, the first we've ever seen, for Let the Right One In director Tomas Alfredson's new film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has hit the web thanks to The Guardian (via Awards Daily). This is his new British spy thriller starring a hell of a cast: Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy, along with Oscar winner Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Graham and Benedict Cumberbatch. It's only a quick first trailer, but it's an awesome glimpse of what's to come, and it looks like it's going to be quite a fascinating vintage spy thriller.

Watch the first UK teaser trailer for Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy via Guardian:

Set in the aftermath of the Cold War, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and described as a "breathtakingly ordinary" anti-James Bond, this tells the tale of a big spy hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Gary Oldman plays the lead role of George Smiley (once played in the 1979 TV mini-series by Sir Alec Guiness) a small, podgy spy who is charged with unearthing a mole. The film is an adaptation of John Le Carre‘s classic spy thriller that follows a British Intelligence operative who delves into the world of Cold War espionage. Focus Features has this scheduled for release November 18th in the US.

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  • Tester
    Looks great with a great cast.  This is how trailers should be done, show enough to peak interest and keep it around 1min
    • Fergiefreeman
      holy fook mark strong seems to be everywhere now,and fair play,great to see gary oldman back in action,looks great,
  • 4k4k
    Really hope this draws award attention toward Gary Oldman. It really is a crime he hasn't earned an Oscar yet.
    • Tester
      Totally agree, Oldman is one of the most versatile actors of our generation and it would be awesome to see him finally land an Oscar
      • tir na nog
        I agree considering some of the people who have,but he doesn't do oscar bait films, like for example Sean Penn or Day lewis. Not in the last few years anyhow. Although I saw him play Beethoven ten years ago in Immortal beloved and I thought he should have at least been nominated,same for political film the Contender, but no,nothing.  Johnny Depp is another actor whi has been overlooked for some of his films,in particular the Libertine. This film looks really good.
      • Anonymous
        agreement all around. in that respect, he's the perfect choice to follow on from another highly versatile and accomplished actor who last played this character in the 70s TV adaptation, the one and only Alec Guinness. plus, he's in this with Mark Strong, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, too... wow, just wow.
    • Anonymous
      Yes, yes! +1!!
    • No kidding. I don't think he's ever been nominated either. Criminal that he hasn't. There are actors out there (in few numbers) who are spot on nearly every performance. Oldman is part of that elite class. I've also enjoyed the way he can play a sentimental favorite who you grow to love, or the evil villain you can loathe!
  • The cast alone... there.
    • Anonymous
      Same here, Andrew.  I jaw was on the floor just seeing the names.  This is one hell of a stellar cast!
  • Jbaker475
    Love it. That piece of music, whatever it is, matches the clips/edits perfectly. This is how you make a trailer.
    • Anonymous
      It's The wolfman suite from the wolfman by Danny Elfman. I was waiting for Anthony Hopkins to pop up, but alas
      • Kevin
        Damn, that's a shame.  I was really hoping that the music was original for this film... it works so well!
  • Loser
    In sensational 2D, can`t get any better. I`m in.
  • Cast is amazing. I hope it's a solid winner, spy films like this are cool.
  • jez
    Happy to see Benedict Cumebrbatch start to build a film career.
  • RobNZ
    Hello Oscars. This looks brilliant. This looks like it might be the film of the year. So good to see the always great Oldman in lead.
  • DCompose
    That right there's a fine trailer. 
  • YES. I've been waiting for this trailer! And what an awesome trailer it is. Loved the tease of it, and the music. Danny Elfman could make a 2 hour movie about painting a room thrilling. I read up on this movie after I saw it on Gary Oldman's Imdb page. One of my all time favorite actors. And I cannot agree more, this cast is stellar.
  • LondonGin
    For an instant I was worried that this was a Brit Fil with no Colin Firth...
  • Concourse D
    As visual style of this trailer reminds of how influential Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski's work in "Munich" may have been.
  • Concourse D
    As visual style of this trailer reminds of how influential Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski's work in "Munich" may have been.
    • Concourse D
      THE visual style...
    • Concourse D
      THE visual style...
  • Cody W.
    Looks friggin awesome. On a sort of off topic note, movies like this make me wish they would adapt the entire Mitch Rapp series to the silver much potential in those books for amazing spy movies.
  • Looks intruiging. Wasn't this a mini-series in the 1970's with Alec Guiness as well?
  • Lebowski
    This book blew my fucking mind as a teenager, Le Carre's prose is just icy cold and awesome. And what a goddamn cast! I'm in.
    • I may have to pick up that book.
  • Anonymous
    hells, yea! movie is looking great and the cast is top-notch.
  • Anonymous
    oh my god
  • JohnBoii
    hell yeh!!! its like you know the movie is going to be brilliant just from waching the trailer. Old school spy movie with a solid cast and what looks like amazing acting!
  • D6
    Man, that trailer gave me the chills! Looks great!
  • Guest
    Is he using the same voice he used in The Book of Eli?




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