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Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Has Deal for First Scripted TV Effort; 'Buffy' Producer Also on Board THR

Syfy has given a put-pilot commitment to filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" producer Marti Noxon, with a deal that marks Shyamalan's first scripted TV venture, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

The project, "Proof," would be directed by Shyamalan, who is known for films such as "The Sixth Sense."

"Proof" tracks the son of a deceased billionaire technology guru who offers a large reward to anyone who can prove there's life after death, the story says. Noxon will co-write the project with Shyamalan, with both serving as executive producers.

Syfy has a history with Shyamalan. In 2004, when the network was called the Sci Fi Channel, the network aired a special called "The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan," which the story says "ended up being a marketing ploy for his film 'The Village.'"