Thursday, 22 November, 2018

'Breaking Bad' film in the works with series creator Vince Gilligan

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Stacy Diaz | 08 November, 2018, 13:47

Following up on their initial story, Variety notes that Breaking Bad series creator Vince Gilligan is working on the project, but "whether it's destined for multiplexes or television is unclear". According to the New Mexico Film Office (via Albuquerque Journal), a Sony project carrying that title is gearing up to film later this month in New Mexico, the state in which Breaking Bad shot a majority of its episodes.

"So there's question whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie". Likewise, it's unknown whether it'll be a prequel a la AMC's Better Call Saul or will take place after the events of Breaking Bad's epic 2013 finale.

Details on which characters will be returning from the TV series to the film have not been released.

Vince Gilligan is expected to write, executive produce, and potentially direct the film. Fans may be happy to learn that that's not the only active project with ties to Breaking Bad. Apparently, Sony Pictures is involved in the feature, which is said to follow "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom".

Breaking Bad has already spawned the spin-off series Better Call Saul. I have not gotten the script.

The two-hour spinoff movie is set to begin shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in mid-November under the code name "Greenbrier". It appears we'll get to find out as part of this Breaking Bad movie, but it'll be interesting to see exactly what this is.

Breaking Bad starred Cranston as chemistry teacher Walter White, who turned to manufacturing meth after being diagnosed with cancer. After all, the series axed not only main character and driving force Walter White, but also his chief pursuant (and loving brother-in-law) Hank Schrader, primary villain Gus Fring, and everyone's favorite iron-fisted curmudgeon Mike Ehrmantraut. I don't know. I will say that when Better Call Saul was announced, I had nearly the same thought: do we need to see the backstory of Saul Goodman?

"Selfishly, I didn't want to be polarising".