I resisted getting on the ‘Breaking Bad’ hype for as long as possible but like most people, I succumbed.
And thank goodness I did, because the hit show about good-guy-gone-bad Walter White and his transformation from dutiful father and chemistry teacher to terminally ill meth dealer and criminal mastermind is one of the best shows ever made.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s – pardon the pun – chemistry, is ultimately what made the show so iconic, and while Better Call Saul is a decent (ish) spin-off, it doesn’t quite have the same appeal as the the original series.
But now it’s been confirmed the show will be getting the film treatment as The Hollywood Reporter have reported that the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is beginning work on a new movie to tie in with the show next month.
According to the report, filming is set to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the original series was shot.
Aside from that Gilligan is keeping his leaps sealed, although the film’s working title is said to be Greenbrier, and it could either be a prequel, like Better Call Saul, or something set at any other point in the Breaking Bad timeline.
There also isn’t any word as to whether it will be for TV or the big screen.
We also don’t know if any of the original stars are involved – Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul (hopefully they will) – but it will reportedly follow the escape of a kidnapped man on a quest for freedom.
Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, who worked as producers on both Breaking Bad and the popular spinoff Better Call Saul, are also both attached to the project, with Gilligan at the helm writing and potentially directing.
Gilligan told Entertainment Weekly he’d love to see a reunion of the characters Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Paul).
“I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul. Peter [Gould] wants it, the writers do, the actors do.”
“It wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough. I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time.”
I think it’s fair to say we Breaking Bad fans would love nothing more than to see the two back together one more time.
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