Life of dead bear Bruno will become movie

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14 December 2007, Vienna (dpa) - The short life of brown bear Bruno who became a local media star after roaming through Austria and Germany for several weeks in 2006 will be turned into a movie, an Austrian production company said on Friday. Cine Tirol signed up renowned German-speaking writers, directors and actors for the project. The company plans to start shooting the movie with the working title "The Bear is Loose" in summer 2008 at locations in the western Austrian province of Tyrol. "JJ 1," a young

14 December 2007

Vienna (dpa) - The short life of brown bear Bruno who became a local media star after roaming through Austria and Germany for several weeks in 2006 will be turned into a movie, an Austrian production company said on Friday.

Cine Tirol signed up renowned German-speaking writers, directors and actors for the project. The company plans to start shooting the movie with the working title "The Bear is Loose" in summer 2008 at locations in the western Austrian province of Tyrol.

"JJ 1," a young brown bear later named Bruno by the media trekked from northern Italy via Tyrol into Bavaria in southern Germany during May and June 2006.

All attempts to catch the roaming bear, who was blamed for killing several sheep, failed.

Bavarian authorities gave the order to shoot Bruno, and despite protests by animal activists and parts of the population, the bear was killed in late June.

DPA

Subject: German news

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