‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ international teaser trailer

Posted by · 2:14 am · June 30th, 2011

Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In” follow-up “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is a film I’ve very much looking for. On paper, it looks like a dream, and judging by the freshly premiered international trailer (courtesy of The Guardian), the film appears to be a tightly wound potboiler that might electrify this Oscar season. Focus Features will be distributing and I think Gary Oldman could have a decent shot at that elusive first Oscar nomination. Check out the international teaser by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 6-30-2011 at 4:51 pm

    funkyfish said...

    “Rashad said…
    This does look very tv-ish. Like something right off of BBC.”

    Perhaps you’d like some exploding robots, lol
    Grow Up man, This is le Carré

  • 2 6-30-2011 at 6:02 pm

    Drew said...

    Eh, maybe I am. Maybe after enough time hollywood has forgiven him. He certainly doesn’t have the sama rap that kept Mickey Rourke on the nech for years.

    To add to James’ comments though, this is actually looking like kind of a genre heavy year, between tinker tailor, as well as the possibility of both Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Drive entering the race as good contenders.

  • 3 6-30-2011 at 6:03 pm

    Rashad said...

    Idk, maybe it’s the way it was shot, but it does look like Luther or Sherlock Holmes.

  • 4 6-30-2011 at 6:13 pm

    Drew said...

    bench* not nech

  • 5 6-30-2011 at 7:39 pm

    DylanS said...

    I’m hard pressed to think of a more versatile british actor than Oldman. That that is the same man who delivered us Sid Vicious and that that is the same man who delivered us Commisioner Gordon is quite astonishing to me.

    And while it feels like we just keep saying it over and over, I get a very good feeling that he will finally be recognized.

  • 6 6-30-2011 at 8:21 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I don’t think Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be nominated for a single Oscar. *shrug*

  • 7 6-30-2011 at 9:00 pm

    DylanS said...

    Kris: I could easily see the film missing in major categories, but I’d have a hard time believing that the crafts branches (especially Sound, Score, Editing and Cinematography) would pass on a Fincher film. They have given him nods in all of the aforementioned categories for his last two films, which were both certainly more oscar friendly, but seem to reflect a trend.

    I myself am predicting Sound Mixing, Score and a Best Actress for Mara. I know people will be paying very close attention to her.

  • 8 6-30-2011 at 9:04 pm

    Glenn said...

    The 300 minute BBC miniseries of the movie is apparently great, but pretty much all talk so I’m sure all those saying this looks “dry” should stay away from that.

  • 9 7-01-2011 at 12:45 am

    Drew said...

    Don’t give up hope yet, Kris.

  • 10 7-01-2011 at 1:08 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Editing might be something to consider for Girl. I think Se7en looks to be the model here. However, if Se7en came out today, I’m not sure it would receive an editing nomination. Hence my point. I feel it’ll be a return to an aggressive style that the Academy will happily take a pass on and wait for something safer out of him again. If this were his Departed 20 years from now, maybe it would be a different story.

    PURE speculation, naturally.

  • 11 7-01-2011 at 9:07 am

    DylanS said...

    I still think the only reason “Zodiac” didn’t get any nominations was because of its early release.

  • 12 7-01-2011 at 12:23 pm

    JFK said...

    Wow, this looks way better than I thought it might!

  • 13 7-02-2011 at 9:47 am

    whatafy said...

    Great trailer with great music and great story. I can’t wait for this movie.

  • 14 7-02-2011 at 10:25 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    I’m still wondering how Joe Johnston and crew managed to misuse this track by Danny Elfman. That I saw the Wolf Man and this music did not stand out to me says a lot about the film.

  • 15 7-02-2011 at 10:40 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I actually quite liked The Wolfman and recall loving the score (and thinking, if it were a better movie, it might have had a shot at a nod). I knew this was familiar, just couldn’t place it.

  • 16 7-02-2011 at 12:43 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I prefer the Lon Chaney and the John Landis, both by a considerable margin. Hell I may even like Nichols rendition more but I have not seen that in years.

    Why would The Wolf Man being a better film have improved the score’s chances? The overall quality did not stop it from getting a makeup win.

  • 17 7-02-2011 at 12:57 pm

    Fitz said...

    Could anybody enlighten me about the notoriety surrounding Oldman’s award chances about ‘The Contender’?

  • 18 7-02-2011 at 1:04 pm

    Fitz said...

    And for anyone who is curious the track in question is called “Wolf Suite, Part 1”.

  • 19 7-02-2011 at 2:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Matt: Perhaps “more Academy-friendly genre” is what I meant as opposed to “better movie,” though the composers are a little more discerning of the overall quality of a film than makeup peeps, for the most part.

  • 20 7-08-2011 at 3:22 pm

    Archie said...

    I think he had a sort of bad reputation in the past but since the last 15 years i got the impression he is a nice and humble guy and many actors or directors who worked with Gary Oldman say nice words about him .I think he is a very nice guy in real life and he is for sure overdue for a Oscar nom .I hope he´ll be nominated and even win ;).