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David Fincher to direct pilot for HBO series about 1980's music videos

12.19.2014

David Fincher Living On Video

David Fincher is having a love affair with HBO. Besides developing a crime noir show with James Ellroy and directing the entire first season of an adaptation of the British drama Utopia for the network, The Wrap has learned Fincher will also helm the pilot episode for Living On Video, a half-hour series about music videos from the 1980s.

Fincher will also executive produce Living On Video (working title), and it's based on his experiences as a music video director, with Rich Wilkes (XXX, AIRHEADS) and Bob Stevenson writing the script for the series. Deadline has a few additional details about the project, including some info on the lead character.

Set in 1983 Los Angeles, Living On Video centers on Bobby, a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives to Hollywood with dreams of directing a sci-fi epic. He lands a job as a PA for a company making music videos. In the vein of HBO’s Entourage, the series revolves around the players of the then-exploding music video industry — directors, record executives and crew members, many of them dabbling in drugs — through the eyes of the newcomer.

David Fincher got his start in the 1980s directing music videos, so he obviously knows a thing or two about what was going on behind the scenes. Are you going to check out Living On Video?

David Fincher's GONE GIRL hits Blu-ray and DVD on January 13, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite David Fincher directed music video?
Source: The WrapDeadline

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