A Breaking Bad movie is officially in the works


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Jesse, Walt – it’s good to see you (Picture: AMC)

They say all good things must come to an end. But that saying has never really applied to the Breaking Bad franchise, right?

Following on from the ongoing success of the show’s first spin-off series Better Call Saul, it’s now been confirmed that a new film based on the original Breaking Bad is in the works.

Series creator Vince Gilligan is driving the project, which Variety say will have ‘ties to the beloved series’.

Television Programme: Breaking Bad Starring: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston

They’ll be watching the new movie – will you? (Picture: AMC)

Details about the project are pretty scarce at this stage, but the movie is expected to be a two-hour feature – although it’s not yet known whether Gilligan will be making a TV movie or a theatrically-released film.

Gilligan – who, sources say, will pen the script, executive produce and possibly direct the upcoming film – signed a three-year deal with Sony TV back in July, with this project expected to be the first to emerge as part of the terms of the contract.

The Albuquerque Journal have also reported that shooting will begin in the New Mexico city – where the original show was set and filmed – later this month, and is set to continue through to early February.

The local paper has claimed to have obtained an early plot synopsis too, saying that the movie will ‘track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.’

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: (L-R) Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, and Bryan Cranston speak onstage during the "Breaking Bad" 10th Anniversary Celebration during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Might Vince (left) be getting the band back together? (Picture: Getty)

The Journal also reports that the project currently has the working title Greenbriar – though that could just be a holding name.

We don’t know yet whether the movie will be a prequel to the original Breaking Bad series, but that’s surely the only way that the show’s original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would be able to reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively.

Further details are sure to emerge in the coming weeks, though – it’s safe to say we’re going to get pretty excited for this one…

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