NBC eyeing Spielberg's 'Nine Lives'

Syfy greenlit the project as a miniseries four years ago

Steven Spielberg's "Nine Lives" may find a second life at NBC.

Four years ago, Syfy (then Sci Fi Channel) announced a greenlight for "Nine Lives" as a 12-hour miniseries to air in 2007.

The project, written by Les Bohem, revolves around a group of people who find a way to reunite with their loved ones in the afterlife through near-death experiences, but those journeys unleash an evil force.

Executive produced by Bohem, Spielberg and DreamWorks TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, "Nine Lives" ultimately didn't go at Syfy, but it has sparked interest at sibling NBC.

Bohem is reworking the script for a broader broadcast audience. NBC won't make any decision until reading the latest draft, but it's eyeing "Nine Lives" as a direct-to-series vehicle.

It could fit into NBC scripted head Angela Bromstad's strategy to do more event-type drama projects. Additionally, NBC has recent experience in the sci-fi genre with the veteran "Heroes."