Darren Aronofsky and Michael Chabon Fight Nazis with Magic

Posted by Michael Sacco on Jun 18, 2011 in Television

Michael Chabon

Darren Aronofsky may be off the Wolverine movie to which he was previously attached, but at least he’s found good company for his next project, according to Variety. He’s set to direct the pilot for Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon’s (above) new HBO drama series, Hobgoblin, about “a group of con men and magicians who use their skills of deception to help defeat Hitler and the Germans during WWII.” I’m assuming here that by “magicians” they mean the real-world sleight-of-hand artists, as opposed to the ¬†fantasy archetype we all know and love. If you want that, you can always go read Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis, or any number of alternate-history novels, I suppose. But Aronofsky is a great director for a project like this, and Chabon’s body of work, like his love letter to classic comic books “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay,” speaks for itself. Shame about that Wolverine movie, though.
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