Five years after Walter White said his final words on AMC, Breaking Bad’s story is getting another chapter in the form of a two-hour movie.
According to several sources, the series’ producer Sony Pictures Television and its creator, Vince Gilligan, are working on the project, which could either be released theatrically or made for TV, whether it be a TV network or a streaming platform.
Details on the film are slim, so it remains unclear if the story would continue where the series ended or be a prequel, same as its spinoff series Better Call Saul, which has already been renewed for a fifth season, set to air in 2019.
The show’s original stars, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are also not confirmed to participate in the new project.
According to the reports, Gilligan will be the film’s writer, executive producer and director, which Breaking Bad producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein also said to be attached to the project.
Filming is expected to begin this month in New Mexico under the potential name of Greenbrier, as reported by the New Mexico Film Office.
The Breaking Bad movie would mark Gilligan's first project to stem from the new three-year overall deal he signed with Sony TV in July.
It also comes in the same week as another AMC hit series was announced to be ready for the big screen, as the network confirmed that in lieu of Andrew Lincoln's exit from its hit show, The Walking Dead,
his character will return in a series of multiple feature-length projects
that will continue his story.
All three movies in the saga will be produced under the AMC Studios Original Films banner and written by Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple. The first film of the bunch is expected to begin production as early as 2019.
The movies are expected to shoot for two months and will air on AMC as the only confirmed outlet so far, btu more are expected to follow.