Talking to the newspaper last week, Oldman told them that: “there are of course films to be made of Le Carré’s other books featuring George, with Smiley’s People and The Honourable Schoolboy being the obvious ones. But I would insist on quite a few factors, such as I would really want Tomas Alfredson to direct it again.” Considering the above mentioned success of the movie, speculation that we’d see a sequel was running rampant even before the actors comments.
Now, a source at StudioCanal (the studio who financed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) tells columnist Jason Solomons that they are VERY interested in making their first franchise out George Smiley, and it’s worth remembering that there are eight John Le Carre novels they can pick and choose from. An announcement is reportedly set to be made in Paris sometime next week, so stay tuned for more information as soon as we have it. You can read my take on the movie by clicking here.