Tony Krantz, Christopher McQuarrie, and Erik Jendresen are all teaming up to produce the thriller, The Conversation for ABC.

The orignal Francis Ford Coppola flick was released in theaters in 1974, and now is coming to the small screen. The flick centers on master of electronic surveillance, Harry Caul. According to Variety, they plan to set the TV version in the present day, with Caul now equally adept at digital spying and traditional audio surveillance; he will also be a man under constant observation by various government agencies due to a secret conversation he's recorded.

ABC has ordered a pilot on The Conversation; no word on exact date.