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Cage Files with Sci Fi

10/06/2005 7:02 AM Eastern

Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage will executive-produce two-hour backdoor pilot The Dresden Files (working title) for Sci Fi Channel, the network said Thursday.

The pilot, based on the best-selling series of novels by Jim Butcher, marks Cage’s first television project.

The Dresden Files will be produced by Lions Gate Television, in association with Cage's Saturn Films (The Life of David Gale, Shadow of the Vampire), Sci Fi said. Production is slated to begin in Toronto this fall with plans for a summer-2006 premiere.

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