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Fincher & Ellroy Bring 1950’s Noir Series to HBO

By Jacob Klein on Sep 9, 2014 to HBO News


What if we told you HBO was combining the slick writing, dialogue, and 1950’s setting of the neo-noir detective film L.A Confidential with the mood, atmosphere and look of Fight Club or Se7en? Directors David Fincher and famous crime fiction writer James Ellroy are old pals who’ve never gotten to work together.  But all that is about to change.

We hear that the pair have been pitching a project to HBO that would combine the two’s talents in one epic crime series. Fincher has wanted to get a series like this off the ground for some time but has been too busy to make it happen. Details are VERY scarce at this point and, as always, nothing is official until it is. This is particularly true with big stars like this so don’t get your hopes up too high.

Okay, get your hopes WAY up because this is going to freaking rock. HBO had some major success with it’s one and only crime series in the last 5 years: True Detective. The world needs more premium crime drama and HBO, along with Fincher and Ellroy could be just the ones to make it happen.

Fincher is definitely looking to bring his talents to HBO. We’ve reported on a couple of different stories where his name is in the mix including a rebuild of the UK series Utopia so this isn’t out of the realm of possibility and the story rings true to this reporter.

Wishful thinking? Probably. We’ll get you more as we hear it.

  • Nahojism

    I cannot describe how awesome this sounds on paper….

  • Jef Dinsmore

    Hey, HBO is certainly raking in the talent and the interesting concepts. It is a shame that some of these projects will fall away. Of course, they wouldn’t have to if they’d expand off of Sunday nights. One can only hope!

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