With shows like “The Americans” and “Homeland” drawing in viewers week after week, Hollywood is eager to keep audiences gripping their seats with tales of espionage. And now they’re drawing on a classic ’70s thriller as material for what could be the next small screen sensation.
Megan Ellison‘s brother David Ellison‘s Skydance is working with MGM and Paramount TV on a small screen version of Sydney Pollack‘s “Three Days Of The Condor.” The 1975 movie follows a CIA analyst trying stay alive when he gets caught up in a conspiracy after all his colleagues are murdered. The movie snagged an Academy Award nomination for Best Editing and is powered by great turns from Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, and Max von Sydow. It’s not clear if the plans are for a miniseries or regular series, but Jason Smilovic (“Lucky Number Slevin“) and Todd Katzberg will write the script.
We’re passed the point getting too worked up about stuff like this — let’s just hope it’s good — but if you’ve already seen the “Three Days Of The Condor,” here’s 15 Thrillers From The ‘70s You May Not Know. [THR]