M. Night Shyamalan's Lost Horizon Gets Put Pilot Commitment At NBC
Over the past couple of months famed director M. Night Shyamalan has been pushing hard to get into the TV game. His most recent producing endeavor, Lost Horizon, may be headed to network TV, thanks to a put pilot commitment from NBC. In favor of the potential series, Shyamalan seems pretty invested in the project, even volunteering to direct the pilot.
Lost Horizon was written by Eagle Eye writer John Glenn, and will be executive produced by the writer alongside Shyamalan. According to Deadline, the show will be a whale of a tale—a little reminiscent of Herman Melville’s famed novel Moby Dick. The project will be set on the east coast of the United States, and feature some of the darkness and theme’s present in some of Shyamalan’s theatrical works.
As I noted before, Shyamalan is working hard to get into the TV game. The Sixth Sense director recently sold a project called Proof to the cable network Syfy, where that project also nabbed a put pilot commitment. If Lost Horizon makes it to series, it should grab more eyeballs than the aforementioned Proof, but that is a bit of a double-edged sword--meaning the networks get more eyeballs than cable stations, but the shows on network TV also need to bring in more eyeballs to stay on air. The good news is, if you are a Shyamalan fan, the man has two shots in the dark this pilot season. That’s two more chances to make something happen than a lot of people get.
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