There is a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie in the works from series creator Vince Gilligan and it may serve as a direct sequel to the original show…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
‘Breaking Bad’ is returning — yeah, bitch!
Earlier this week, numerous sources confirmed that original series creator Vince Gilligan was working on a film adaptation of the hit show that aired for five seasons on AMC.
Right now there’s no word on whether or not the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie would be a made for television adaptation or potentially go into movie theaters.
The original story about the film from the Albuquerque Journal, where ‘Breaking Bad’ and its prequel ‘Better Call Saul’ are filmed, stated that the tagline being advertised for the upcoming project “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”.
The project is also going by the name ‘Greenbriar’, which could just be a code title for the film as the production gets underway in New Mexico.
The tagline for the movie seems to suggest a direct sequel to the original ‘Breaking Bad’ series when Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) was broken out of his prison by Walter White and finally escaped to freedom after being held captive to produce meth for a neo-Nazi group.
The final scenes of the original series saw Walter White (Bryan Cranston) succumb to gunshot wounds while Jesse road off into the night, screaming and crying tears of joy following his release.
Cranston later confirmed plans for a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie, although he says he hasn’t received a script so he’s not even certain that he’s part of the plans for the project.
“There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad, but I honestly have not even read the script,” Cranston told the ‘Dan Patrick Show’ this week. “I have not gotten the script, I have not read the script. So there’s question of whether or not we will even see Walter White in this movie.”
Cranston didn’t hesitate to commit to the film if Gilligan wanted him to return and reprise his Emmy winning role as a science teacher who becomes a drug kingpin after being diagnosed with cancer.
“I would, I would. Absolutely. If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely,” Cranston said. “He’s a genius, and it’s a great story. And there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open. And this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those, at least, a couple of the characters who were not completed as far as their journey.”
Considering Cranston’s character died at the end of the series, it’s unclear how he could come back if the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie is a sequel but then again it’s entirely possible there could be flashbacks or any other number of possibilities to get him involved.
For his part, Paul has said repeatedly he would gladly return to play Jesse Pinkman again as well.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel ‘Better Call Saul’ just completed its fourth season to rave reviews and that show has explored brief interludes of what happened to attorney Saul Goodman after he fled the authorities and began a new life under an assumed identity in Nebraska.
Once again, there’s no telling if the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie would somehow involve that character as well.
What we do know for certain is a ‘Breaking Bad’ movie is in the works and it appears to be a direct sequel so stay tuned as more details on this project are revealed.