Breaking Bad Creator Confirms A Movie Is In The Works

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If you need a distraction from the election, will the news that a Breaking Bad movie is in the works suffice?

The creator of the popular AMC series, Vince Gilligan, is penning a script for a two-hour production based on the drama - which told the tale of Bryan Cranston's anti-hero, mild-mannered teacher-turned-drug baron Walter White - though it's not known whether it will be shown in cinemas or aired on television.

Years after ending its fifth and final season in 2013, show creator Vince Gilligan confirmed to Variety on Tuesday, November6 (Wednesday, November 7 in the Philippines) that he is now working on a film connected to the widely-loved, famed series as its scriptwriter, executive producer, and possible director. A possible story line would track "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom," according to The Albuquerque Journal, which brought the news, Albuquerque being the original filming location for the series. There's not much information on when the film will be set - so whether it will take the story up as a sequel like Netflix hit Better Call Saul, or if it'll be a prequel or simply a Breaking Bad universe spin off.

That's still speculation though, and stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have given nothing away yet.

The sources say that Gilligan may direct the movie, and he'll be writing it as well as executive producing.

Earlier today, friend-of-the-site James Shapiro shared with me a post from The Albuquerque Journal, one claiming that a Breaking Bad movie would soon be going into production in New Mexico. "Peter [Gould] wants it, the writers do, the actors do". So it might not be too long until we get to see it.

"We would be sorely remiss if we didn't have these guys on the show before it ended".

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