A ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Is Reportedly in the Works
Breaking Bad recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its premiere, and now it turns out there may be more to come. A new report claims that the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is developing a film version of the hit AMC drama.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gilligan is currently working as the screenwriter, executive producer, and possibly the director on the two-hour movie. While details on the project are scarce so far, the project is said to follow a man who has escaped a kidnapping and is fighting for his freedom. A second report from Slash Film suggests the movie will revolve around Aaron Paul’s character, Jesse Pinkman.
While Gilligan’s reps have not commented on the project, THR reports that the New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a project with the title of Greenbrier — which matches the rumored name of Gilligan’s movie — is set to begin filming.
Breaking Bad was a massive critical hit for AMC, running for five seasons from 2008 to 2013. It has already spawned one spinoff, Better Call Saul, which features several familiar Breaking Bad faces, including Bob Odenkirk’s standout crooked lawyer character. Saul was recently renewed for a fifth season, returning to AMC in 2019.
It’s not yet known whether Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul will be involved with the new project, nor whether the film will be a theatrical release or return to TV — or even, potentially, find a home at a streaming service. Gilligan is creating the reported film under Sony TV, which works with several cable and streaming outlets.
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