Yesterday came the news that “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan was returning to that world shortly with news of a new film based on the critically acclaimed and popular AMC series going into production shortly in New Mexico.
All we know is the project is a standalone story, the filming dates and the covert working title of “Greenbrier”. Now Slashfilm reports that the project will be an immediate sequel to “Breaking Bad” and will star Aaron Paul reprising his role of Jesse Pinkman.
The site says the project will pick up right after the end of the series in 2013, and will follow Jesse’s escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale.
Former series lead Bryan Cranston, speaking on The Dan Patrick Show, says: “Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad’ but I honestly haven’t even read the script. I have not gotten the script. I have not read the script. There’s a question of whether or not we’ll even see Walter White in this movie.:”
Cranston then confirms he has spoken to Gilligan about the project, but doesn’t know if he’s going to be involved: “If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, then sure, absolutely… This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those, at least a couple of the characters that were not completed as far as their journey.”
Filming is set to begin later this month and go until February.