Deadline is reporting that True Blood creator Alan Ball will direct a new untitled project for Paramount Pictures.

Elan Mastai will write the new project, based off an idea that Alan Ball helped develop. Little is known about the plot, except that it is a dark comedy with a twist.

Alan Ball made his directorial debut with Towelhead in 2008. Ball won an Academy Award for his orignal screenplay American Beauty, which also won Best Picture that year. Elan Mastai currently has a project entitled The F-Word in pre-production at Fox. Casey Affleck is reportedly circling that movie, which Alex Holdridge is directing.

No production schedule was given for this new untitled Paramount Pictures project.