'Breaking Bad' movie in the works; may pick up where season 5 left off
The film, reportedly titled 'Greenbrier', is said to start production in the next couple of weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico
'Breaking Bad's creator Vince Gilligan is not done with the series yet. The insanely popular AMC series is reportedly getting a film reboot that is set to be about two hours long. However, it still remains unclear if it will air on TV or will be a full blown theatre experience. The film is said to start production in the next couple of weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While there have been no official announcements made by the creator yet, the movie may be titled 'Greenbrier', according to a statement made by the New Mexico Film Office in the Albuquerque Journal. The filming will continue till February next year so we can probably expect the film to come between mid-2019 and the end of next year.
"We are happy to welcome 'Greenbrier' and Sony Studios to New Mexico," said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "For years, we’ve built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives; now, we’re seeing success after success for the film industry in our state."
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This will be the second time 'The Breaking Bad' franchise has received a spin-off or extension, with the first one being 'Better Call Saul'. A prequel to the actual show, it follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) before he became the lawyer for hire, Saul Goodman.
The show is set in the early 2000s and shows the events that unfolded six years before the 'Breaking Bad' show takes place. The fourth season of the spin-off aired in August earlier this year and is hugely popular with fans and critics alike. Both the shows were shot in Mexico, with 'Breaking Bad' being filmed there for six years.
Inside sources have reportedly said that Gilligan is overseeing the entire project and that he would be writing and producing the film. There's also a chance that he would be directing as well. We still don't know if the originals from the show, Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman) and Bryan Cranston (Walter H. White), will be starring in the film. However, 'Better Call Saul' and 'Breaking Bad' producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will be joining the project. Paul and Cranston were the leads in the original 'Breaking Bad' series.
Albuquerque Journal reported that according to the logline, the film "tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom." There is a strong chance that Paul may indeed make a comeback in this film as this summary is a slight nod to Jesse Pinkman's kidnapping at the end of the fifth season of 'Breaking Bad'.
He's seen speeding away with tears streaming down his face after Walter, Cranston's character, rushes to rescue him. This could also be a nod to Saul Goodman's plot end in 'Better Call Saul' where he's seen escaping his life and building a whole new identity. We'll just have to wait and see.