Sunday, August 28, 2011

Duo build 'Brickhouse' for CBS

WadlowColumbusExclusive: Author-director Shaun Wadlow has teamed with helmer Chris Columbus to build up the offbeat detective drama "Brickhouse" for CBS and CBS TV Galleries.Project involves a nineteen forties-era detective named Frank Brickhouse who creates homicide cases in contemporary Bay Area. Wadlow is writing the pilot script and professional produces with Columbus, who'll direct if "Brickhouse" would go to pilot.The procedural focuses on an old S.F. officer who thinks he's a nineteen forties detective a la Mike Spade or Philip Marlowe. After he's launched from the mental institution in to the custody of the children of his more youthful brother, additionally a homicide detective, his Brickhouse alter ego starts nosing around on his brother's murder cases.Wadlow brainstormed the idea and was rapidly combined with Columbus, who inked a hefty cope with CBS last spring that requires him to build up and direct a minumum of one pilot for that Eye within the coming development season.Additionally towards the CBS project, Wadlow is fielding an hourlong action-comedy for Fox, Warner Bros. TV and McG's Wonderland Seem and Vision banner. That project, tentatively entitled "Cockfight," is really a spy versus. spy buddy vehicle turning about 2 male roommates who work with rival espionage orgs (Daily Variety, August. 10).CBS continues to be at the top of Wadlow's potential like a series creator within the last couple of years. Dealing with producer Joel Silver, he fielded the Minnie Driver pilot "Hail Mary," that was a powerful contender for any drama slot captured, as well as in 2010 he shipped another CBS drama pilot, "The Chances.InchFollowing making some noise with 2002 video clip "The Tower of Babble," Wadlow got his begin in the biz like a feature helmer of these photos as 2005's "Cry Wolf" and 2008's "Never Down Again." Once he switched his focus on television, he teamed with Joel Silver, who championed Wadlow's pitches for "Odds" and "Hail Mary" despite his insufficient prior experience like a TV scribe.Even while Wadlow juggles two projects for pilot season, he's also aboard to direct an element for Silver's Dark Castle banner, the plane thriller "Non-Stop."Wadlow and Columbus are repped by WME. Wadlow's also repped by attorney David Matlof of Hirsch Wallerstein. Contact Cynthia Littleton at

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