Talk of a Breaking Bad spin-off movie has been happening pretty much since the moment the hit series came to a close in 2013.
For a while it seemed to be nothing but rumours, one of those projects that never actually happens. Now though, we’re one step closer thanks to the news that the film will first drop on Netflix before AMC.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the project will be a feature-length movie that will act as a sequel to the TV series and will revolve around Aaron Paul, who will revive his role as Emmy-winning Jesse Pinkman.
The movie will be written by the original series director, Vince Gilligan. He will executive produce the project alongside franchise collaborators Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Gilligan, sources say, will direct the film, which will follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.
Bryan Cranston himself confirmed that the Breaking Bad movie is in the works on The Dan Patrick Show – noting that he didn’t know whether he would feature but he “absolutely” would if Gilligan were to ask him.
“It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale],” Cranston said. “This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey.”
He added, “I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash forwards — but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit.”