Opportunity knocks. Breaking Bad film in the works


While the New Mexico Film Office didn't comment on if Greenbrier is linked to the Breaking Bad franchise, production sources confirmed to the paper that it is.

So, on a scale of one to 10, how psyched are you for a Breaking Bad movie?

"Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it's destined for multiplexes or television is unclear".

Given that Vince Gilligan has been busy with Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, fans of the original show probably weren't expecting him to be cooking up a movie based on the idea.

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Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take - a prequel like "Better Call Saul" or something else - or whether any of "Breaking Bad's" stars will return. THR reports that Gilligan is writing the script for the film, which will be set in the existing franchise and, according to the site, involved "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom".

It's also not clear as to whether Cranston will be reprising his role for the film, though this seems unlikely as he recently admitted he'd rather not "mess" with its legacy by rebooting the show.

Production on the project, which is said to be operating under the codename "Greenbrier", is expected to get underway in New Mexico sometime in November. "Peter [Gould] wants it, the writers do, the actors do".

We'll have to wait to find out whether this mystery source is actually accurate - but the setting certainly makes sense. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. However, to follow up on that almost flawless series finale (I have some complaints about the final season which I will one day put into words, but this is neither the time or the place) by tidying up Jesse's ending or, worse, showing that his freedom was short lived would undermine the entire point of his ending.