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Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _Season 5 - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

By Alex Cranmer-Brown | 7th November 2018 at 4:39pm

A brand new chapter of the acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad is said to be in the works. The Hollywood Reporter have been told that creator of the original show, Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour, stand alone film. It’s currently unclear what kind of a release this Breaking Bad movie would get, but either way it’s got us all hot under the collar.

Production is reported to be underway and the studio behind it is Sony Pictures Television. So far the piece has been slipping under the radar with the working title of Greenbrier, but it’s since been confirmed this is indeed the Breaking Bad movie many fans have been clamouring for.

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Written and executive produced by Gilligan, whose recent success with Better Call Saul hasn’t gone unnoticed, the title looks to be roughly 2 hours in length. At the moment very few details are known, although this little snippet about the story line has been released.

“[Following] the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”

Now who does that remind us of, a certain (spoilers) Jesse Pinkman perhaps? It’s unclear whether the Breaking Bad movie will act as another prequel, akin to Better Call Saul, or offer a conclusion to the story Breaking Bad neglects to finish. We also have no idea as to whether either Aaron Paul or Bryan Cranston will be involved in the production.

But is this just all speculation? Well it seems not. The New Mexico Film Office have confirmed that a project with the name Greenbrier (Breaking Bad movie working title) is to begin filming in the region. A meaty, 2 hour long film, could offer all the explanations fans have been dreaming of; Is Walt really dead? What happened to Jesse? The focus of this film is sure to be an interesting prospect.

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We’re hoping it’ll have the excellent chops of the Gilligan series’ so far, and with BB and BCS exec producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein on board it looks promising to say the least. The Breaking Bad Movie is part of a three year contract which Gilligan has with Sony TV, so if we’re lucky we might see multiple films come out of this. We’ll let know know when some more concrete news comes out.


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