AMC adapting The Conversation for television

Feeling emboldened, perhaps, by Mad Men's weeklong success (not surprising, we suppose, but that's a different story for a different time,) AMC is now working on its third original television series, a TV version of Francis Ford Coppola's amazing film The Conversation. According to the report, the show would follow Harry Caul (played on film by Gene Hackman) on surveillance assignments that are self-contained - meaning one per show - but also with a longer plot arc tying them together about the people who are following Caul because he's hearing things he shouldn't be hearing (those of you who've seen the film will recognize this and how it ties in to the photo above.) 

Were this in the hands of, say, ABC or Fox, we could see it going horribly wrong. But in part because of how well AMC has delivered thus far (Breaking Bad was also not bad), we're oddly intrigued by the idea, even if we feel that the way the film ends is the perfect way to leave that character.

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