Monday, March 21, 2011

HBO Hobgoblin - Chabon Sets Magicians Against Hitler

From Entertainment Weekly:
"HBO is developing a drama series about a group of con men and magicians who battle Hitler and the Nazis during WWII. They use their powers of deception to outwit the Third Reich, you see."

"Titled Hogoblin, the project is from Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys) and Ayelet Waldman (Chabon's wife-AT)(Bad Mother) and is described as in early development."

In an update, they breathlessly gush about discovering that Jasper Maskelyne did in fact help the Allies in the war effort. Amazing what a bit of research will uncover if you bother to do it, huh?

I'm a fan of Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which features the exploits of an escape artist turned comic book penciller and his writer cousin in the New York of the 1930's and '40's. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel. I'm looking forward to seeing how Hobgoblin turns out.

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