Sep 16, 2009

Tradecraft: Archer, Tailor, Director, Spy

No, I'm afraid I don't actually have any news about tailors from the trades. But all the rest is covered.

We might not be getting that new Peter Morgan-scripted movie adaptation of John Le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy quite as soon as we thought. According to Variety, previously announced director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) has said he plans to shoot the Nicole Kidman sex change drama The Danish Girl "before his previously announced John Le Carré adaptation, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, for Working Title." Sigh.

In quite a different sort of spy news, Variety also reports that FX will air a sneak preview of a new animated spy series called Archer this Thursday night at 10:30 PM following the season premiere of the network's sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. According to the trade, Archer is "a spy agency where global crises are merely an opportunity for employees to antagonize each other." So, like 24 but animated! Archer features the voices of Aisha Tyler, Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Judy Greer. The actual series doesn't premiere until January, but the cable net hopes to build buzz by previewing it with Sunny, which it sees as " a strong companion to Archer."

1 comment:

Delmo said...

When I saw "Archer" in the headline, my heart skipped a beat. For a brief second I thought it might be news of a new Lew Archer adaptation. Of course, if it was, it wouldn't be posted here since Lew is a P.I., not a spy.