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Skydance Productions Developing 'Three Days of the Condor' Remake for TV (Exclusive)
David Ellison's Skydance Productions is leaning more into television. The company, already involved in WGN America's Manhattan, is developing a small-screen remake of Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Skydance, producing in partnership with with MGM and Paramount TV, is currently shopping the project to networks — though it's still too early to tell if it will be a miniseries or something with more legs. Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin) and Todd Katzberg are writing.
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Itself an adaptation of James Grady's novel Six Days of the Condor, the 1975 political thriller starred Robert Redford as a bookish CIA analyst who gets caught up in a conspiracy and spends 72 tours trying to elude death after his co-workers are all murdered. Faye Dunaway also starred and earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role.
TV certainly has an appetite for the subject matter. The Homeland effect is still influential, and there are multiple espionage and conspiracy projects in play this pilot season at the broadcast networks.
Skydance, which is based out of Paramount Pictures, currently has a full film slate — including sequels for the Mission Impossible and Star Trek franchises and summer's Terminator Genisys. On the TV front, Skydance also has Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie.
Smilovic and Katzberg are repped by CAA and Madhouse Entertainment.