Some intriguing and unconfirmed details about the upcoming Breaking Bad movie have come to light.
AMC and Sony Pictures Television had no comment on the Breaking Bad project. But the Albuquerque Journal got a scoop this week when they confirmed, through the New Mexico Film Office, that a movie called Greenbrier is headed into production in the area early next year.
The project is said to be filmed in New Mexico and will apparently "follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom".
Created by Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad" told the story of Walter White, a high school science teacher who responds to a terminal cancer diagnosis by turning into a powerful drug lord. Cranston said he hasn't read the script, but would "absolutely" like to play Walter White if his character is in it.
Cranston yesterday responded to questions about that reported addition to the Breaking Bad canon, telling The Dan Patrick Show he'd heard rumours about the film's development. After rumors of the movie's existence dropped yesterday, we confirmed today that the film will focus on Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) following the conclusion of the series. So what does this mean for Bryan Cranston?More news: Indonesian plane grounded after passengers complain about stinky durian
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is developing a new movie that's connected to the series.
For example, a "Downton Abbey" film is due for theatrical release in September 2019, featuring many original cast members, while just this week HBO added "The Walking Dead" to a telefilm project slate that already included "Deadwood". It's unclear if the movie would be another prequel - like AMC's Better Call Saul -or a follow-up of some sort.
As such, we could be looking at a Jesse-centric follow-up to the show or, more likely, a prequel following the likes of Gus or Mike or, if I had my way, Huell and Kuby.
He said: "I think there's an excellent chance of any or all of these folks showing up.[but] you will not see Walt or Jesse in Season 4 of "Better Call Saul".
"Selfishly, I didn't want to be polarising".