They’re remaking the spy thriller Three Days Of The Condor as a TV show, and they’re still going to try their hardest to predict the future.
The series, in the hands of Skydance Productions, will be based on Sydney Pollack’s 1975 film of the same name, which starred Robert Redford as a CIA analyst who discovers his co-workers murdered one day and goes on the run to figure out who’s responsible.
In an interview with Slashfilm, Skydance President of Production Dana Goldberg explained how the classic wound up in the mix.
“When you say Condor people go ‘oh, that was great’. And we just thought it’s a great title and the inherent setup of that movie would be so great for a television show in this day and age, when between technology and the lack of privacy and the international landscape of what goes on, how rich is that gonna be?”
In the same interview, though, it was David Ellison, the CEO of Skydance — the production house behind the Star Trek reboot, World War Z, the and the upcoming thrillers Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Terminator Genisys — who laid out the lofty attempt.
“The original Condor very much predicted what happened…the original movie ends with the prediction of the war in the Middle East over oil, and there are writers like Tom Clancy who, when you read his books, you always felt like you were getting a peek behind the curtain as to what was going to happen next. That doesn’t really exist today, so one of the things we very much hope that Condor is able to do is very much be the Condor for this generation and very much be predictive in regards to what’s going to be happening with future events.”
There’s no leak yet of what that the future events could be, so anything’s on the table, really — China steals every sports car in America, Ireland goes undefeated at the Olympics prompting a conspiracy investigation, the moon invades Russia, Russia invades the moon, Japan invents the camera from Goosebumps that sees death—anything.