Making his first foray into television, Nicolas Cage has set up and will exec produce the two-hour pilot “The Dresden Files” for Sci Fi Channel. The cable channel has greenlit production on the project, based on Jim Butcher’s bestselling novels. Lions Gate Television is onboard to produce in association with Cage’s Saturn Films. The story follows Harry Dresden, a wizard who makes his living as a Chicago-based private eye. Using his extraordinary abilities to see the paranormal forces behind crimes, Dresden helps the police solve their more baffling cases.