There’s been plenty of talk and speculation about the “Breaking Bad” film but none of those involved in it will even confirm its existence, even as we know it is done.
Vince Gilligan, creator of the highly acclaimed Emmy-winning AMC series, penned and directs the film which was shot in New Mexico earlier this year and had Aaron Paul reprising his Emmy-winning role as Jesse Pinkman.
Reps for AMC, Netflix (who will have first-run rights for ahead of an AMC airing) and Sony Pictures TV have all declined to comment on the project in the past. Paul deliberately said in late March “I haven’t heard anything” about the project whilst attending the Sun Valley Film Festival. In fact, until now only offhand comments by actor Bryan Cranston and some reports from locals have indicated the film even exists.
This week “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk offered fans a bone whilst out promoting the fifth season of his acclaimed spin-off. Odenkirk confirmed to THR that the film’s already wrapped shooting:
“I’ve heard so many different things about it, but I am excited about the Breaking Bad movie. I can’t wait to see it…I don’t know what people know and don’t know. I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”
“Breaking Bad” ended its critically acclaimed five-season run with a finale that brought in a series record 10.3 million viewers. The film, when it’s completed, will likely air sometime in 2020.