Spielberg Taken with New SCI FI Trilogy

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and the SCI FI Channel will follow the success of their Emmy Award-winning, 20-hour, EFX-laden TV epic Taken with a new set of made-for-TV films. Titled Nine Lives, the project is being pumped as "television’s first-ever trilogy." Taken director Les Bohem and DreamWorks Television are also back on board.

Nine Lives is being described as an epic story of love, death and beyond. As he did with Taken, Bohem (The Alamo) will pen the entire saga, as well as executive produce it with Spielberg and DreamWorks. The project is slated to launch in 2005.

In recent months, SCI FI has made a number of deals to produce miniseries with top industry talent including Martin Scorsese, Bryan Singer, Dean Devlin and Gale Anne Hurd. First up is Singer’s highly anticipated 4-hour re-imagining of the classic series Battlestar Galactica, slated to premiere in December 2003.