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‘Breaking Bad’ film in the works with original creator Vince Gilligan

A Breaking Bad film is in the works with the TV series original creator Vince Gilligan.

Gilligan confirmed that a two-hour film is being created but failed to offer any specific details about the direction the feature will take. Speculation is rife as to whether the film will end up as a sequel to Netflix series Better Call Saul, or a prequel or the possible reality that it could become a Breaking Bad spin-off.

That said, a new report published by The Albuquerque Journal claims that the film’s title will be ‘Greenbriar’ and the brief synopsis states that the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

As the film is being readied five years after the original series reached its climax, it is currently unclear whether the film will be released to cinemas or on television. That said, it is believed that production is scheduled to begin this month and run through to February 2019.

Gilligan is confirmed the head up the project by writing the script and taking up executive producing responsibilities. It is unconfirmed whether or not he will also direct the film. Meanwhile, Better Call Saul executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein have also been linked to the film. 

While we’re not sure if stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be involved, Gilligan did admit his desire to bring the characters back when he attended the 10th-anniversary reunion of the show in June along with the rest of the cast. He said: “I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul. Peter [Gould] wants it, the writers do, the actors do.

“It wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walk through. I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time.”

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