A Breaking Bad film is coming

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

We don't yet know where the film will appear - as a TV movie or in cinemas - or which members of the show's cast will return, including Aaron Paul, who played drug-dealing no-hoper Jesse Pinkman.

"Greenbrier", a film focusing on a man who escaped after being kidnapped and his subsequent path to freedom, will begin production later this month and continue into February, the Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday.

United States entertainment industry website Deadline reports that it is unclear if cast members from the original series, which was toplined by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will return for what is envisioned as a standalone Breaking Bad story. This news only leaked due to the New Mexico Film Office putting out the project's title and logline and the Journal figuring out the rest.

The news follows AMC announcing a series of movies in The Walking Dead franchise continuing the story of Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes.

As such, we could be looking at a Jesse-centric follow-up to the show or, more likely, a prequel following the likes of Gus or Mike or, if I had my way, Huell and Kuby.

The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg reported the project will be spearheaded by Gilligan, who will write the script, executive produce and possibly direct.

The Hollywood Reporter claims the the show's writer is "working on a two-hour movie" based on the same high school teacher-turned-meth baron concept that made Breaking Bad an global phenomenon.

"If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure", Cranston said. While I know he's returned in Better Call Saul, if we are to give another character their time in the spotlight I'd want it to be Gus, because then we can catapult Esposito into Oscar chatter and I'd be a happy fan indeed.

However, it is unclear if Bryan Cranston's character White will be making an appearance in the movie.

The Emmy Award-winning series was set and filmed in Albuquerque for six years.

It's been more than five years since Breaking Bad's series finale but its universe still has plenty of stories to tell. It was followed by the prequel series Better Call Saul, focused on Bob Odenkirk's small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, which just got renewed for a fifth season.

Both critics say there is plenty still to mine in the Breaking Bad storyline, and that Gilligan has proven his ability to make quality work.

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