Five years after Breaking Bad concluded (as arguably the greatest drama in TV history), its universe is still alive and well.
The prequel series Better Call Saul had its fourth season air in 2018 and has been stunningly excellent (some people even like it *more* than Breaking Bad). And now a Breaking Bad movie is apparently in the works.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that a feature film titled Greenbrier from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan — via Sony Pictures — will begin filming in mid-November through early February.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production, “Greenbrier,” will begin production in the Duke City mid-November through early February.
The film office wouldn’t confirm or deny that the project was a “Breaking Bad” film.
But a source close to the project confirmed the production.
Variety has confirmed the news, saying that Gilligan is working on a two-hour film “with ties to the beloved series.”
… Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series.
Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.
Additionally, the Albuquerque Journal says that Greenbrier “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
There aren’t any additional specifics regarding the story, actors, etc. But “the escape of a kidnapped man his quest for freedom”… that sure sounds like it could possibly be about Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, right?
(UPDATE: SlashFilm is reporting that will indeed be the subject of the film, with Aaron Paul reportedly starring and reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman)
For now we can only speculate, but more details will surely emerge in the coming months on this project that should excite Breaking Bad fans.