Aug 29, 2011
Smiley Keeps the Cousins Waiting: Tinker, Tailor Delayed
So much for the special relationship. In possible retaliation for how the CIA treated Smiley in The Honourable Schoolboy, Americans will have to wait even longer to see Tomas Alfredson's new film version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, based on the classic John Le Carré novel. Tellyspotting (via Dark Horizons) reports that Focus Features is pushing back the film's US release to December 9 in order to better position it for Academy Awards consideration. The Gary Oldman starrer was previously slotted for November 18. While I understand their thinking, this is incredibly frustrating! Lucky UK audiences will still get to see Oldman's take on George Smiley in just a few short weeks on September 16. In other Smiley news, IMP Awards has revealed yet another character poster (pictured), this one portraying Benedict Cumberbatch's take on Smiley's right-hand man Peter Guillam. And yet another trailer has materialized, this one billed as the international version and offering a bit of new footage and a load of "based on the best-selling novel" sort of voiceover. Americans, disregard that September release date at the end!