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Breaking Bad movie is officially in the works

Hannah Rogers | 07 November, 2018, 18:47

Variety reports the two-hour film, now called Greenbriar, will begin filming this month.

Just days after news of a The Walking Dead cashing in on its success by turning spinning the show (the main character is nearly dead) into a brand new movie series, reports have now surfaced that Breaking Bad's creator Vince Gilligan is doing the same thing. Gilligan could pen a script that has no connection to his Emmy-award winning giant and still draw in audiences and be in awards contention. Most of the details remain under wraps and it's unclear whether original stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return. In the latter role, he'll be working alongside Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, executive producers on Breaking Bad spin-off series, Better Call Saul.

Breaking Bad, the hit TV series that followed the transformation of Walter White - a human doormat/chemistry teacher who discovers he has terminal cancer - into the criminal mastermind behind an extensive and ambitious drugs operation, is coming back as a film.

The New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a Sony production under that name will start filming in Albuquerque - where the original series was filmed - later this month, right up until February, 2019.

He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.

He said: "I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul".

"It wouldn't feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough". However, to follow up on that almost ideal series finale (I have some complaints about the final season which I will one day put into words, but this is neither the time or the place) by tidying up Jesse's ending or, worse, showing that his freedom was short lived would undermine the entire point of his ending.

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