Thursday Nov 08, 2018
Popular television drama Breaking Bad is coming back, this time around as a movie.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie, though it remains unclear if that will be released theatrically or made for television.
The two-hour spinoff movie is set to begin shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in mid-November under the code name "Greenbrier."
The series, which ran from 2008 until 2013, told the story of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. To make ends meet White begins making and selling methamphetamine with a former student and eventually turning into a powerful drug lord.
However, it is unclear if Bryan Cranston's character White will be making an appearance in the movie.
"There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad but I honestly have not even read the script," Cranston, 62, said during an appearance on national radio programme The Dan Patrick Show.
"So there's question whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie."
Despite, White dying at the end of the series, Cranston said he would "absolutely" be interested in bringing White back should show creator Gilligan ask him to do so.
"He's a genius," Cranston said. "I'm excited about it because it's Breaking Bad. It was the greatest professional period of my life. And I can't wait to see those people even if I just come by to visit."
Cranston said he believed the film would offer fans some more closure for "at least a couple" of the characters.
Moreover, Aaron Paul is expected to return as Jesse Pinkman with the film largely expected to follow the next steps of Pinkman who was kept hostage by neo-Nazis in the final episodes of the show before White freed him in the series finale, according to Fox News.
Gilligan has already expanded the Breaking Bad universe. A prequel series on AMC, Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk, wrapped its fourth season in October.
One of the best-reviewed shows in TV history, Breaking Bad earned a total of 16 Emmys, including four best actor prizes for Cranston, and two Golden Globes.