Beimler, Wolfe Break 'Dresden' With CageBy Michelle
October 8, 2005 - 4:28 PM
Former Deep Space Nine writers Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe are collaborating with Nicolas Cage on The Dresden Files, a two-hour pilot movie for the Sci-Fi Channel.
Cage's Saturn Films will co-produce the venture with Lions Gate Television, according to Sci Fi Wire. This is Cage's first television production but hardly Sci-Fi's first project with a Hollywood big name; the network has projects in the works with Steven Spielberg, Bryan Singer and Martin Scorsese among others.
The Dresden Files is based on a series of novels by Jim Butcher, centering on Harry Dresden, a Chicago-based private detective who happens to be a wizard. He tracks otherworldly foes while maintaining an earthbound sense of humour.
Zap2It notes that Beimler, who has worked on Profiler and The District, and Wolfe, recently of Andromeda and The 4400, are writing a pilot script to "introduce Dresden and the unique way he works." They will become executive producers along with Cage.