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Darren Aronofsky will direct Michael Chabon’s HBO series about Magicians Vs. Hitler

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Darren Aronofsky and Michael Chabon working together. Doesn't that just give you chills? We're beyond excited about the recently announced news that Aronofsky will be directing the pilot of HBO series Hobgoblin, about magicians who fight Hitler!

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The pilot is being written by Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman. Variety announced the Chabon Aronofsky team up on the first episode, but is still being pretty vague about the details.

Last we heard, the series was about "a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during WWII." But still no mention if Jasper Maskelyne (pictured above) and his "magic gang," are involved. He was a magician who use illusions to fool the Germans (such as using trickery to make tanks disappear etc). We certainly hope he's in the picture.

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Either way, we'll keep you posted as more news emerges on Hobgoblin.

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"a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during WWII."

So it's a WWII version of The Mentalist? Not feeling the excitement yet.