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Syfy Sets Up Two Pilots From Bryan Fuller, M. Night Shyamalan

Syfy is recruiting some pretty big guns for its development schedule.

Deadline reports that Bryan Fuller’s adaptation of The Lotus Caves will get a pilot after two years of planning. Written by John Christopher, the 1969 novel follows a pair of boys living on a moon colony who accidentally discover new alien lifeforms. Fuller, who already has NBC’s Hannibal and Mockingbird Lane on his plate, will produce along with Robert Halmi Sr. and Jim Danger Gray, who’s also writing the pilot.

Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, another series will feature an equally impressive line-up of creative talent, including Sixth Sense and Unbreakable writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and veteran TV writer and producer Marti Noxon (Buffy, Mad Men).

The pilot for the series, called Proof, will be written by Shyamalan and Noxon, with the former possibly directing. The show revolves around the son of a tech genius asking the world for proof of “life after death” in exchange for a huge reward.

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  • http://twitter.com/Arthurknight Michael J

    You had me at M. Night Shyamalan.Oh wait, his last great hit film was Unbreakable.lol.Silly me.What was I saying again?

  • Zach

    I notice you didn’t credit Shyamalan with Lady in the Water and The Happening.

  • http://twitter.com/Arthurknight Michael J

    Lady in the Water was alright but it didn’t exactly blew me away and The Happening kind of sucked.No offense.Unbreakable is his one film where the majority of folks could all agree that it was one of his best work and the Six Sense.That is the other film I should have given him some props, because it was that damn good.

  • Zach

    I was actually pointing out that the article credited him with just his two, good, early movies rather than any of the crap he’s been making since then.

  • BoilingMan

    I thought we kicked M. Night out of Hollywood ever since he destroyed the “The Last Airbender.”