HBO has passed on a project co-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman, reports TheWrap. The project is the period drama pilot "Hobgoblin."
The project, described as "Inglourious Basterds" with magic, is set during World War II and follows a group of conmen and magicians who use their skills to help defeat Adolf Hitler, the story notes. "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to direct, which would have marked his first TV project, but he left the pilot earlier this year, the piece adds.
Nevertheless, the project isn’t dead, with FX considering picking up the drama.