The Walking Dead is also getting the movie treatment and now AMC announced the same for The Breaking Bad. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Breaking Bad is also getting a movie treatment!
This might actually be happening as the information comes from the New Mexico Film Office.
The report also highlights that it is being developed under the name “Greenbrier,” and the story will revolve around a kidnapped man making an escape.
There’s no news on what cast of the original cast will return for the movie, but since Bryan Cranston’s Walter White died in the TV series, it’s reliable to say that he won’t be a part of it. But, there’s obviously a chance that Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman or Walter Jr. who was played by RJ Mitte could be in it.
It’s also said that this will be the first project for Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan since signing a three year deal with Sony Pictures Television back in July. According to THR he will write and possibly direct.
New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis had this to say in a statement:
“We are happy to welcome ‘Greenbrier’ and Sony Studios to New Mexico. 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.”
I hope that this is really a Breaking Bad film project. I was such a tremendous fan the series and it would be fabulous to see the characters come back for a new story. Cranston, however, previously said that he thinks it would be wise to leave it alone:
“We’re very proud of our show and Better Call Saul. In some ways, it’s best to leave it alone – that you want to think back on it favorably. I don’t want to mess with it. It was the perfect opportunity that changed all of our lives. It changed many lives on our show.”
Vince Gilligan has been open to revisiting other Breaking Bad characters in the future for possible spinoffs saying that “anything’s possible.”