Yesterday morning we all awoke to the surprising news of a Moby Dick re-imagining that actually sounded great. (And also sounded like things that have already been done, but sometimes you have to be happy with what you’re given because we are all going to die soon and who has the energy.) In order for the universe to right itself, this morning we have to awake to the news of a Moby Dick re-imagining for television that just sounds like every re-imagining of anything, ever, and also is directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It’s what we deserve, you can’t argue with that! Deadline:
In his first foray into network television, The Sixth Sense writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has teamed with Eagle Eye writer John Glenn for a drama project, which landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. Titled Lost Horizon, the project hails from Sony Pictures TV and Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.
The premise is being kept under wraps but I hear Lost Horizon revolves around a small fishing village on the East Coast. It is being described as a modern-day Moby Dick, dealing with obsession and the unknown, themes that are often reflected in Shyamalan’s movies.
“Call me Ishmael on my iPhone 5.” “Tweet me @Ishmael, please RT cc:@whale.” “Bruce Willis was a future robot whale the whole time.” And so on. Thank goodness the world has restored itself to what we remember, a place where almost every piece of news of a reboot or re-imagining is dumb and unnecessary and pretty much just the old story set in present-day. PHEW. We can breathe easy again! Get another cup of coffee! I don’t know why, just do it, you deserve it and need it!