Hold onto your fedoras, it’s about to get noir-y! Recent reports have Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and one of Hollywood’s go-to-crime novelist James Ellroy teaming up in talks with HBO for a Los Angeles-set 1950s crime noir series. That setting should sound familiar to fans of the Ellroy novel-inspired L.A Confidential, but it’s also an area that Fincher has wanted to explore for some time now. Fincher was once attached to direct an adaptation of Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia novel (which was helmed by Brian De Palma to a lukewarm reception). Since Fincher apparently envisioned his version of the crime thriller as a miniseries, perhaps this new project will be a marriage of the two previous adaptations. Hit the jump for more.