The spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy may not have been a massive box office success, but it was nominated for three Oscars and took home a couple of BAFTAs. While it only grossed just over $80 million worldwide, it cost very little much to make,and so producer Eric Fellner has revealed, via Collider, that a sequel is in the works.
Director Tomas Alfredson and writer Peter Straughan, who both worked on the first film, are currently working on the script. Fellner says, “We are working on another one. [Producer] Tim Bevan is putting it together as we speak with [screenwriter] Peter Straughan and Tomas Alfredson, so yes it’s in development. It did unbelievably well and it didn’t cost hardly anything. But things take time. Tim is passionate about making sure we do another one.”
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was of course adapted from the John le Carré novel of the same name. The author also wrote the follow-up novel Smiley’s People, which follows George Smiley coming out of retirement for another mission. No story details were given for the sequel, so it’s not known if it’s based directly on Le Carre’s novel or not.