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Hold on, M. Night Shyamalan Has a Moby Dick Project, Too

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 27:  Director M. Night Shyamalan attends "La Trampa del Mal" (Devil) photocall at the Santo Mauro Hotel on January 27, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** M. Night Shyamalan

It's not every day — it's no days at all, really — that you learn about both Moby Dick in Space: The Movie (working title, only in use at Vulture) and an M. Night Shyamalan television project based on the selfsame obsession-worthy white whale. NBC has given a put pilot commitment for Lost Horizon, a modern-day take (of course) on the classic novel that did nothing to stop Herman Melville from dying completely broke. Shyamalan may direct the pilot.

Photo: Carlos Alvarez/2011 Getty Images