Skydance Productions’ David Ellison is uniting with MGM and Paramount TV for a small screen remake of Three Days Of The Condor. The show’s format is uncertain at this stage, though, as the options for a miniseries or full-length serial are both still on the table while Ellison and co. shop it to networks.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there’s no sniff of a director – yet. On the wordsmith front, Jason Smilovic (Arms & The Dudes, Lucky Number Slevin) and Todd Katzberg (Kidnapped) are currently putting in the hard graft on the show’s scripts, that may or may not be based on the original’s source material.
The 1975 feature directed by Sydney Pollack starred Robert Redford as a CIA analyst who goes on the run for 72 hours after he unearths a conspiracy that leaves his co-workers dead. As is the case with TV reboots, it’s unlikely Redford – nor his Golden Globe-nominated co-star Faye Dunaway – will reprise their roles. Besides, if Dunaway is appearing in anything TV-related it’s got to be CBS’ Supergirl.
Pollack’s take on James Grady’s novel Six Days Of The Condor is oft-cited as one of the greatest espionage movies ever to hit the big screen. Its unwavering reputation – that now spans forty years – will be put to the test as it transitions to the small screen. Judging by the continued popularity of other spy-related serials like Homeland and The Americans, Three Days Of The Condor could be the next big show to dominate the box.