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M. Night Shyamalan Sets Up Modern Moby Dick At NBC

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M. Night Shyamalan, the writer and director best known for films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs, has now set his sights on television, setting up a pilot at Syfy last month. However, he isn’t stopping there.

Deadline reports that Shyamalan has teamed with Eagle Eye writer John Glenn to develop a project called Lost Horizon for NBC. The network has given a put pilot commitment, meaning it either has to air the pilot or pay a sizable penalty to Sony Pictures Television and Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.

While no official description has been revealed, insiders are saying the drama is a modern retelling of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, dealing with themes of obsession and the unknown, familiar territory for Shyamalan.