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Eeeny, Meeny, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 10, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 10, 2009 |

I guess after Matt Reeves decided to make an American remake of Let the Right One In, the Swedish director of the original decided he, too, could get in the remake game. Thomas Alfredson has signed on to his next project, a big-screen remake of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, a 1970s British television series based on John Le Carre’s cold war best-seller. The movie, set during the cold war, will be about spy-hunt within the highest echelons of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

Has anyone read the book or seen the series? I actually received the entire series as a Christmas gift from an in-law a couple of years ago, but I never got around to watching it. I couldn’t tell you why, although Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate watched it and dug the living hell out of it. Then again, she’s far more sophisticated than I. I was dissuaded by the DVD box cover, because that’s just how shallow I can be. Alec Guiness doesn’t do a lot for me, either. It looked like the kind of mini-series made for people who love Poirot, and I freakin’ hate Poirot. Who’s with me?

Oh, go screw.

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