Vince Gilligan Working on Breaking Bad Movie

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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? Specific details about the project are scarce and it has not been officially confirmed by AMC. THR reports that Gilligan is writing the script for the film, which will be set in the existing franchise and, according to the site, involved "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom".

"We are happy to welcome "Greenbrier" and Sony Studios to New Mexico", said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "For years we've built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we're seeing success after success for the film industry in our state".

The ambitious production requires 300 local crew members, 16 actors and approximately 450 background actors. No one would comment, but I hear the film is written and will be directed by Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan, who also co-created and executive produces Better Call Saul.

The move to stay with Sony comes at a time when A-list showrunners are being courted by Netflix and other streaming services for production pacts.

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Breaking Bad had five seasons to chronicle the slow, maddening descent from suburban banality into criminal underworld for Walter White, a chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer.

That leaves two possibilities for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman: either a story set during the show's seasons but featuring moments that never made it to TV, or a shift in focus to completely different star (s), some or all of whom would likely be familiar faces.

The series is a cultural juggernaut - 10 years after it aired its first episode. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producing alums Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are linked to the project, as well. It follows the earlier life of Breaking Bad's shady lawyer Saul Goodman, with Bob Odenkirk reprising the lead role.

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