Creator Vince Gilligan is bringing a two-hour movie set in the Breaking Bad universe to screens very soon
Breaking Bad finished yonks ago now, didn’t it? Five whole years ago, in fact. Thankfully, since then, if you’ve been desperately in need of your fix, you’ll have had Better Call Saul to satiate your lust (and of course, nobody has taken the original series away from you - you can still watch that as much as you want).
But what if you wanted even more? What if the urge is getting too much to control? MORE BREAKING BAD NOW ELSE I MAY PERISH?
Well, there’s going to be a big old movie of it, so just hold your horses, brother!
Vince Gilligan, the creator of the original series is busy working on a two-hour feature length adventure set in the Breaking Bad universe, although details so far are a tad slim.
However, it looks like it’s going to follow Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman after the events of the original series finale, due to reports that it will focus on a “kidnapped man and his quest for freedom“. The finale of Breaking Bad, of course, included Jesse escaping neo-Nazis who were forcing him to cook meth.
It’s still unclear whether the project - which may or may not be called Greenbrier - will feature original star Bryan Cranston , although he did mention the movie while on The Dan Patrick Show, saying about his involvement:
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad, but I honestly have not even read the script.
“If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius.
“It’s a great story and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those.
“At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.
“I don’t know if there is an appearance or how, what kind of appearance. Flashbacks, flashforward, I have no clue, but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again. Even if I just come by to visit.”
Sources say that Gilligan will be scripting, executive producing and possibly directing, with Breaking Bad executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein also attached to the movie (which may be a theatrical release, or might go straight to TV), which will begin filming this month in New Mexico.
This new movie project for Gilligan will be his first since his three-year deal with Sony Pictures that he signed back in July - a good get for Sony, seeing as Netflix is dangling nine-figure deals in front of various showrunners and poaching them over to the otherside.
Staying at his work-home of Sony for eleven years is a good sign for the movie, as it will enable him to work with roughly the same team as he’s used to - so fingers crossed this is Breaking Bad good, and not Breaking Bad fly-episode bad. @ us at the usual address. The bin outside your house!
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