'Breaking Bad' film coming, but will Walter White be in it?

In this file photo taken on August 26, 2014, actors Aaron Paul (L), Anna Gunn (C) and Bryan Cranston (R) pose in the press after winning the Outstanding Drama Series Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Award and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Award for "Breaking Bad" during the 66th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AFP)
Updated 08 November 2018
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'Breaking Bad' film coming, but will Walter White be in it?

  • Several Hollywood media outlets said the tentative title of the project was "Greenbrier"

NEW YORK: Popular television drama "Breaking Bad" is coming back in movie format, the show's star Bryan Cranston said Wednesday, but it was not clear if his iconic character Walter White would return as well.
The series, which ran from 2008 until 2013, told the story of White, a high school science teacher who responds to a terminal cancer diagnosis by turning into a powerful drug lord.
It is one of the best-reviewed shows in TV history and earned a total of 16 Emmys, including four best actor prizes for Cranston, and two Golden Globes.
"There appears to be a movie version of 'Breaking Bad' but I honestly have not even read the script," Cranston, 62, said on The Dan Patrick Show, a national radio program.
"So there's question whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie."
Spoiler alert: White died at the end of the series, which aired in the United States on cable network AMC.
But Cranston nevertheless said he would "absolutely" be interested in bringing White back should show creator Vince Gilligan ask him to do so.
"He's a genius," Cranston said. "I'm excited about it because it's 'Breaking Bad.' It was the greatest professional period of my life. And I can't wait to see those people even if I just come by to visit."
Cranston, an Oscar nominee for best actor in 2016 for his work on the Hollywood-set biopic "Trumbo," said he believed the film would offer fans some more closure for "at least a couple" of the characters.
Several Hollywood media outlets said the tentative title of the project was "Greenbrier."
The New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a film by the same name, produced by Sony, would start filming later this month, and wrap in February. The series was also filmed in the southwestern state.
The announcement came days after AMC said another of its wildly popular series, "The Walking Dead," would also have feature-length installments.
Production on a "Downton Abbey" film has already begun.


Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

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Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

  • The explosion left a 10-meter wide and four-meter deep hole
  • About 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during World War II did not explode

BERLIN: A bomb likely dating to World War II exploded in a field in western Germany leaving a huge crater but no injuries, police said Monday.
The explosion left a 10-meter (33 feet) wide and four-meter deep hole after residents in Limburg, heard a loud noise and felt the earth shake at 0352 (0152 GMT) on Sunday morning.
“The crater was examined on Monday by an explosive ordnance clearance service to find possible fragments,” a police spokesman told AFP.
“The area was used for target practice during the Second World War,” he added.
A bomb disposal service spokesman said it was “highly possible” WW II ordnance was involved.
A local government spokesman in the nearby city of Darmstadt told German daily Bild it was believed the bomb had a chemical-based delayed timer which could have finally eroded.
Nearly 75 years after the end of war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
Earlier this month, a 100-kilo (220-pound) US bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.
According to experts, 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during the conflict did not explode.