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Breaking Bad: A Movie is Happening

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A secret Breaking Bad movie is in the works, and starts shooting very soon.

If the reports are accurate, a new, and highly ‘secrified’ Breaking Bad TV movie starts production later this month. Considered as one of the greatest TV series of all-time, Vince Gilligan’s 5-season-long crime epic remains among AMC’s strongest shows.

After Breaking Bad finished in 2013, the network hastily moved ahead with the spinoff prequel, Better Call Saul, which covers the exploits of a pre-Breaking Bad Jimmy McGill, aka Saul.

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Better Call Saul is a Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk, and finishes soon. Source: AMC

Better Call Saul was renewed for a fifth season, but there’s a distinct possibility the next season of Saul is the very last, which would leave a considerable gap in AMC’s programming, however, it’s looking as if fans won’t have to say their final goodbyes to the Breaking Bad universe just yet.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, a project going by the working title Greenbrier (a Sony production) is a secret Breaking Bad movie. Principal photography will start in New Mexico later this month and run until February 2019.

The New Mexico Film Office wouldn’t confirm or deny the in and outs of the Greenbriar project, but the production will employ about 300 people from New Mexico, including 16 actors and 450 extras – and this meets the crew-criteria for a big budget TV production.

Outside of the Albuquerque Journal there’s no ‘official’ confirmation Greenbrier is a Breaking Bad production, but there’s substantial evidence on board to make it a plausible claim. Albuquerque was/is a primary filming location for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, so this in itself will be a solid connection for most people. The two TV series’ were also Sony productions, and Vince Gilligan has signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures. Most notably, Greenbrier is said to follow “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” This could be applied to one Jesse Pinkman, who was last seen speedily driving away in a muddled state of euphoria/hysteria after he and Walter White killed off Jack Welker’s gang.

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There’s been constant talk of Aaron Paul making a cameo as Jesse Pinkman in Better Call Saul, but a sequel TV movie honestly sounds like a better angle for the character’s return. If put together properly (and with Gilligan, that’s a yes), it could be a great way to finalize the fan-favorites arc.

When Breaking Bad concluded five years ago, Bryan Cranston’s Walter White finally met his demise –or did he? It’s probably unlikely he will return in anything other than flashbacks in this new film, but it would be a massive drawcard if he did somehow survive and Cranston was to return as Heisenberg once more.

Walter White’s ‘supposed’ death scene…

Until AMC or Vince Gilligan confirms all these reports, nothing is definite. But, given that the network recently announced that The Walking Dead is getting a trilogy of movies starring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a Breaking Bad movie does sound completely plausible – even more plausible than a Breaking Bad season 6.

For the time being though, all anyone can do is cross their fingers and hope all this is true.

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