Are We Getting A Saul Goodman Spin Off?

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I’m a Breaking Bad fan. A huge fan, so you can imagine my excitement at the news of a possible spin-off series centred around the character of Saul Goodman, once Breaking Bad comes to a close later this year.

Speaking to Empire Magazine earlier this month writer/creator Vince Gilligan filled in some of the blanks regarding a possible Saul Goodman series:

… well, we’ll move heaven and earth to make it every bit as high quality as Breaking Bad, but then there’s the intangible question of whether it’ll affect people, whether it’ll move people as much as the mothership show did, and there’s no real answer to that. In fact, the safest answer to that is: ‘Probably not to the same level.'”

“Then you ask yourself, does that mean it’s not worth doing? I think it is indeed worth doing, and the way to approach is knowing that it’s not going to be the same thing. It’s not to be completely of a piece with the original show, but if it’s a challenge, and it’s interesting to us to do it, that’s reason enough. Worst case scenario, it’s like the spin-off to M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, that nobody remembers – and I don’t think it hurt M*A*S*H any that it existed. I don’t think we’re going to have that problem, though. Anything based around the character of Saul Goodman and any show starring the wonderful Bob Odenkirk has more than an even chance of being quite good indeed.

Holy Schnikes! A spin-off show involving Saul Goodman and his crooked legal practise, with the possibility of the appearance of familiar characters from the original Breaking Bad series? How can this not work?

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Tom Cruise Is Jack Reacher.

The picture above, from Empire Magazine, is the first official still shot of Tom Cruise in his latest movie One Shot, based on the book of the same name by author Lee Child.

The plot of which rattles along like so:

A city is thrown into chaos following a shooting that leaves five dead. What at first seems like a simple case to solve becomes complicated when the accused requests that Jack Reacher be put on the case.

Only problem is Jack Reacher, a character which now has a firm and loyal fan base of readers thanks to a series of books by Child is 6′ 5″ tall with a 50-inch chest, and weighs between 210 and 250 pounds unlike the ickle Mr Cruise. Incidentally Reacher also has ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair and is strong enough to break a man’s neck with one hand (Bad Luck and Trouble) and kill a villain with a single punch to the head (Running Blind and 61 Hours) or chest (Worth Dying For).

Well done Hollywood. Well done.

Afternoon Doubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Lucy Liu will play Dr Watson in American TV Sherlock Holmes series called Elementary…surprisingly this isn’t a joke – (Empire Magazine)

Great story about infamous punk band MC5 playing at a Catholic high school back in 1969 – (Just Kill Yourself)

Wikileaks and Anonymous have teamed up to publish some fascinating information about an intelligence firm’s dirty little secrets – (Wired)

Apple nerds get themselves in a tizzy over a picture of a cargo plane which may or may not be full of iPad 3s – (9 to 5 Mac)

 

WTF! The Met police ‘loaned’ Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, a horse! – (The Guardian)

Of course there’s an obligatory Twitter account now For Rebekah Brooks’ horse – (@RebekahsHorse)

Google doesn’t take it’s own advice – (College Humor)

Google’s new privacy settings may breach EU data protection laws – (N Europe)

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s).


Stuff which what we found interestin'.

 

 

Empire Magazine lifts the lid on some more details surrounding the 24 movie which will be a full day in two hours – (Empire Magazine)

Lovefilm generously plans out all the movies you’ll want to see in the next twelve months – (Lovefilm)

Things have just become way too commercial on Tatooine – (Geeks Of Doom)

He’s at it again. Tony Blair and the £8m tax mystery – (The Independent)

TV chef and recent I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestant Antony Worrell Thompson got nabbed for shoplifting – (The Guardian)

Tom Hanks has created his own online animated series – (Hey U Guys)

Bored men in lab coats tinker further with Mother Nature and produce monster headed supersoldier ants – (The Telegraph)

Iran sentence former US marine to death, increasing the tension between the two countries – (The Huffington Post)

Late Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

 

Zoolander 2 and now Dumb & Dumber 2 with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels – (Geek Tyrant)

Spoilers apparently don’t spoil anything – (Wired)

Labour MP, (and possible Taggart fan), accused of threatening to give a female MP ‘a doing’ – (STV News)

A French father finally kidnapped his daughter’s rapist and hands him over to police after a 30 year hunt – (NY Times)

We played Batman: Arkham City over the weekend and didn’t think they could’ve bettered the game…looks like they just did.

Spielberg reveals more about Indy Jones 5 and Jurassic Park 4 – (Empire)

An Iraq war veteran is left critically wounded by police after protesting in Oakland – (The Atlantic Wire)

Food poisoning and exhaustion led to Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler’s injuries when he collapsed in shower – (The Suite World)

The many deaths of Steve Buscemi…he’s never afraid to take one for the team.