Following up from his enormously popular Swedish-vampire flick “Let The Right One In,” director Tomas Alfredson is set to team up with scribe Peter Morgan in bringing John Le Carré’s cold war spy novel “Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy,” to the bring screen.
The film will be Alfredson’s first English-language film and will reunite Morgan with his “Frost/Nixon” counterparts, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, over at Working Title. Morgan is also currently working with on the next installment of the Bond franchise on which his stringent research would no doubt come to good use on this project.
‘Tinker’ will follow the story of a retired British intelligence officer who is asked to seek out one of the men in the senior ranks of his old agency, discovered to be a Russian spy. The novel had previously been adapted with success for British television in the ’70s.
Shooting is set to begin sometime next year. [ScreenDaily]