‘Breaking Bad’ Movie From Creator Vince Gilligan Focusing On Jesse Pinkman In The Works
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie based on the iconic series.
The film under the working title Greenbrier, is expected to begin production this month in New Mexico, and Gilligan will reportedly write, produce and possibly direct, along with Better Call Saul executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.
“We are happy to welcome ‘Greenbrier’ and Sony Studios to New Mexico,” said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis in a statement. “For years, we’ve built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives; now, we’re seeing success after success for the film industry in our state.”
“Greenbrier” is expected to follow a man who is searching for his freedom after escaping a kidnapping. It still remains unclear whether the movie will be another prequel, like AMC’s Better Call Saul or a continuation of the original series. It’s also unclear whether any of the original Breaking Bad stars are involved with the new project.
This will become Gilligan’s first project with Sony Pictures Television under the three-year deal valuing under $50 million that he signed in July.
Breaking Bad, which premiered ten years ago and ran for five seasons, became a sensation. Later, AMC and Sony TV gave Gilligan a green light to do the prequel and follow-up series, Better Call Saul, featuring Bob Odenkirk‘s small-time lawyer. Better Call Saul is currently moving into it’s fifth season, which is expected to air in 2019.
“You can’t just move on,” Bryan Cranston, told EW of his breakout role as Walter White. “Something that was so indelible and meaningful in your life and you can’t, and I don’t want to. I want to hold on to those good memories of that gathering, both then and during our seven years together. So, it’s a bit melancholy, actually. Bittersweet.”
On Wednesday, Cranston appeared on The Dan Patrick Show and revealed that Gilligan had reached out to him about the Breaking Bad movie. He said that he was interested in being a part of the project, but that he didn’t know if his character would be brought back.