AMC has development in the works for a series version of Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 feature Conversation.

According to Variety, producer Tony Krantz has attempted to turn Conversation into a TV vehicle for more than a decade. He has set writers Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers) to draft a new script.

The TV project will be set in the early 1970s -- emulating the time period of the original thriller -- and center on electronic surveillance expert Harry Caul, played in the film by Gene Hackman.

Coppola's Conversation earned three Oscar nominations in 1975, including for best picture.