Fans of AMC's hit show Breaking Bad were sent into a frenzy after the announcement that the series would be getting the movie treatment, with creator Vince Gilligan now working on a film. A prequel series on AMC, "Better Call Saul", starring Bob Odenkirk, wrapped its fourth season in October.
Insiders told THR that Gilligan will have full oversight of the projects, as he'd be the screenwriter, executive producer and could be the director, as well.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, "Greenbrier" will begin production in mid-November and continue through early February. Would you want Walter White to show up, and if so, would you be okay with him having lived through the events of the last episode of Breaking Bad? At the time, we didn't know who'd star in the film, whether it was meant to be a feature or a TV movie, or what it was about beyond "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom".
Filming is about to begin in New Mexico, where the original TV series was set and shot, according to The Albuquerque Journal. The New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a project with the title of Greenbrier is slated to film in in the region. But I honestly have not even read the script ...
The comments from Cranston definitely confirm the Breaking Bad movie is a sequel to the show, which again aks the question: how could Walt appear? Fans may be happy to learn that that's not the only active project with ties to Breaking Bad.
While there's no official announcement, "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston confirmed the reports during a call-in chat with "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday.
We'll have to wait to find out whether this mystery source is actually accurate - but the setting certainly makes sense. Let us know what you think a Breaking Bad movie would, should, and could be about!
Whether this film will be a prequel involving Bryan Cranston's deceased Walter White or Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman (who was kidnapped by Jack Welker's white supremacist gang in the final season) remains unclear.