A movie like "Saw" can shock you with its unimaginable acts of violence. "Paranormal Activity" will have you jumping out of your seat as a shadowy figure zips from out of the shadows. But some movies unearth terror from a deeper place, one filled with paranoia and dread.
From the looks of the first teaser trailer, that's exactly what to expect from "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy."
Based on a novel by John Le Carre ("The Constant Gardener"), "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy" is an espionage thriller set during the 1970s/Cold War era, and, as the trailer that debuted on The Guardian reveals, one that will pit some of the best actors in the biz against each other. Last year's Best Actor winner Colin Firth leads a pack of A-Listers, including Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, along with Mark Strong ("Kick Ass," "Green Lantern"), Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's "Sherlock"), Toby Jones ("The Hunger Games") and more. There's a strong sense that not everyone's going to make it to the end.
"Tinker, Tailor" is the English debut of Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, whose previous film was the highly-acclaimed adaptation of "Let the Right One In." His follow up appears on par with that film, with every frame looking classically composed and calculated to send shivers down the spine. Simply put, there's a mole in the British secret service and the trailer gives each actor their moment in the sun to look guilty as all hell. Creeeeepy.
"Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy" draws a great deal from the aesthetic and feel of '70s-era filmmaking, but in present day feels completely fresh. Check out the trailer for yourself and watch for this one when it hits theaters Nov. 18.