There Is Apparently A ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie In The Works…
News has hit the internet today that there is apparently a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works…
The report first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, who got the information from the New Mexico Film Office. Filming is going to begin on the project in Albuquerque from mid-November 2018 through early February 2019. The movie is currently going under the name ‘Greenbriar’, although it’s quite possible that is just a codename.
Details about the film are extremely thin right now. It’s believed to have been written by ‘Breaking Bad’ creator/EP Vince Gilligan, and would be a stand-alone story set in the ‘Breaking Bad’ universe. The logline for the flick says it tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. It’s unclear if it would feature any of the original show’s stars, such as Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul, at this point. We also don’t know where this would be set in the ‘Breaking Bad’ timeline, so could be a prequel, or sequel, or set sometime parallel to the main show.
Gilligan signed an overall deal with Sony TV (who produced the original show) back in July, so this would be the first project to land out of that renewed partnership. It’s not clear if this would be for theatrical release or made as a TV movie. It could even be turned into a new mini-series.
The original ‘Breaking Bad’ became a huge phenomenon during its 5 season run, winning armfuls of Emmys, Golden Globes, TCA and Peabody Awards. It was even entered into the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time. It went on to spawn the critically acclaimed spin-off series ‘Better Call Saul’ starring Bob Odenkirk, which follows the transformation of lawyer Jimmy McGill into the much shadier Saul Goodman.
We’ll bring you more as we get it, but for now, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ can both be found on Netflix in the UK.
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