By Jethro Nededog and Jeff Sneider
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Additionally, "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky left the project earlier this year.
According to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations, FX is eyeing a pickup of the project.
HBO and FX declined to comment for this article.
Formerly, Aronofsky was attached to direct, which would've been his first foray into television.
Co-written by Michael Chabon ("Wonder Boys") and his wife Ayelet Waldman, the pilot follows a group of conmen and magicians who use their skills of deception to help take down Adolf Hitler and the Germans during World War II.
Some in the media have compared the project to "Inglourious Basterds" with magic.
In addition to co-writing the pilot project, Chabon and Waldman will executive produce along with Le Grisbi Productions' John Lesher and Adam Kassan.