Trades: Conversation, Lethal, Light

“AMC and Producer Tony Krantz are looking to develop a series version of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 feature “The Conversation.” Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) and Erik Jendresen (“Band of Brothers”) will pen a new script about electronic surveillance expert Harry Caul and will keep the early 1970s setting of the original…” (full details)

“Shane Black (“Lethal Weapon”) has apparently written a spec script for a fifth film in the series, this time dealing with Riggs (Mel Gibson) about to retire and pulling Murtaugh (Danny Glover) out of retirement to solve one final case…” (full details)

“Producers Nick Wechsler, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz have bought Paul Schrader’s spec “The Dying of the Light”. The story follows a CIA agent who’s forced to retire because he’s begun to suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s and finds he’s racing the clock when he takes on a final mission…” (full details)