Sydney Pollack’s Three Days Of The Condor is one of the great films of the 1970s (read the Movies In Focus review). It’s almost flawless and Robert Redford is at his charismatic best in the 1975 thriller, which was based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady.
It would take a brave and/or stupid man to try and take on the role Redford played in that movie and it seems Max Irons is that man. Irons will star in Condor, a 10 part series produced by MGM Television and Skydance TV which is based on Pollack’s film..
According to Deadline:
Written by Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, Condor follows young CIA analyst Joe Turner, whose idealism is tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions.
Turner is an idealistic millennial who secretly joins the CIA hoping to reform it from within. But when everyone in his office is massacred by professional killers, this brilliant analyst is forced out of his ivory tower think tank and into battle with the most dangerous elements in the military-industrial complex. If he is to have any chance of surviving, Joe will have to do things he never imagined himself capable of — and discover that no one knows their true character until they’ve been tested under fire.
Did somebody say The Night Manager?