EXCLUSIVE: NBC has given an early pilot order to drama Tin Man, from top feature writer Ehren Kruger (The Ring and Transformers franchises). Set in the near future, Tin Man is a psychological crime thriller that focuses on a fugitive robot accused of first-degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause. Kruger knows a thing or two about bots in the future, having co-written the three Transformers sequels. This would mark his TV debut. It reunites Kruger with NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt for whom he worked as an assistant 17 years ago at Fox. Tin Man was brought to NBC and Universal TV by John Glenn through his Uni TV deal. Glenn will serve as an executive producer on the pilot alongside Kruger and Kruger’s partner Daniel Bobker (The Skeleton Key). This marks Glenn’s fourth project this season, including drama Conception, which has a put pilot commitment at NBC.
EXCLUSIVE: 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. Shyamalan is attached to direct the potential pilot, which will be written by Glenn. The duo, brought together by WME, which reps them, will executive produce. At Blinding Edge Pictures, the project is overseen by Ashwin Rajan.
EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter John Glenn has been brought on to re-imagine Abducted, a science fiction thriller that was originally acquired by the studio as a spec by John Heffernan. Disruption Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce. JC Spink, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are exec producers. The story centers …