There are three obvious questions about Let The Right One In director Tomas Alfredson intending to direct a feature adaptation of John Le Carre‘s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy — why, how and who?

Why remake the perfectly satisfying 1979 BBC miniseries based on Le Carre’s 1974 novel? How could the story be satisfactorily compressed down to a typical feature length of 110 or 120 minutes, given that the original series ran 290 minutes? And who under the age of 45 would be interested in seeing it?