David Fincher to direct HBO show based on 1980s music video experiences

Living On Video is based on the director's own original idea

Film director David Fincher is to helm a new HBO show based on his experiences directing music videos in the 1980s.

Before embarking on a movie career that has seen him work on the critically-acclaimed Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac and Gone Girl, among other projects, Fincher directed music videos for artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Jody Watley, Neneh Cherry and George Michael. His most recent foray in the medium came just last year, when he reunited with The Social Network star Justin Timberlake to create the video for ‘Suit & Tie’.

According to Deadline, Fincher will direct Living On Video, a half-hour comedy based on his own original idea. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the show will follow Bobby, a college dropout who lands a job as a PA for a company that produces music videos.

Though the Rich Wilkes and Bob Stevenson-penned script for Living On Video has been completed and casting is underway, the project has not officially been greenlighted by HBO.

Here’s some of Fincher’s greatest 1980s hits.