"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." Can Gary Oldman fill Alec Guinness' boots as John le Carre's master spy George Smiley in this compact feature remake of the legendary 1980 British mini-series? John le Carre thinks so: "When Guinness and that crowd of actors came to it, they were all British treasures," he told Will Lawrence of The Telegraph. "We emptied the National Theatre for the first series and it was made, in a curious way, as a love story to a fading British establishment. Even the nastiest characters were in some way huggable....With Oldman you share the pain more. I think you share the danger of life, the danger of being who Smiley is. That is much more acute. Gary's is a much tougher George Smiley than we've seen before." Tomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In") chose this to be his first English-language feature film; Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hardy and Ciaran Hinds will surround Oldman's Smiley. "Hugo." Martin Scorsese making a 3-D family adventure film? Apart from the 3-D part, it sounds like fun to me, especially since Brian Selznick's Caldecott Award-winning source novel, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," was inspired by trailblazing French fantasy filmmaker George Melies and his love for "automata" -- windup mechanical figures. The plot involves an orphan (Asa Butterfield) squatting in a Paris railway station and the cast features Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law and Ray Winstone.