M. Night Shyamalan & Marti Noxon Bring ‘Proof’ To Syfy

"What a twist!"

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

A day after ordering a pilot episode for "High Moon," Syfy has made another significant commitment to a potential TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, film director M. Night Shyamalan and producer Marti Noxon have received a put pilot deal with Syfy for "Proof." Under those terms, Syfy will have to air the finished pilot or pay a substantial penalty.

"Proof" reportedly follows the son of a billionaire tech genius who loses both of his parents to a tragic accident. In the aftermath, the lead character offers a huge reward to anyone who can show him proof of an afterlife. Noxon and Shyamalan are co-writing the pilot script with Shyamalan also slated to direct it.

Shyamalan first shot to fame with The Sixth Sense in 1999; which was wildly popular and earned the director several Oscar nominations. Shyamalan also became known for his signature twist endings; which appeared in his follow up films Unbreakable, Signs and The Village. However, Shyamalan has received a more negative reaction from fans and critics of his most recent films, including Lady in the Water, The Happening and The Last Airbender. His next film is After Earth, with Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith.

Noxon is perhaps most widely known for her stints on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," in addition to her stints on "Brothers & Sisters," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Mad Men" and "Glee."

It's not currently known when the "Proof" pilot will begin production.


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