We recently reported on news that HBO series Deadwood was finally getting its movie, and now comes word that another beloved TV drama is getting a feature.
A Breaking Bad movie is about to head into production in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As reported by the Albuquerque Journal, the production is currently going by the name “Greenbrier” and is set to kick-off in mid-November and run until sometime in early February.
There’s been no official word from Sony Pictures Television on the project, but sources for both the Journal and Deadline are saying that it is indeed a Breaking Bad film, with creator Vince Gilligan on board as both writer and director. Gilligan locked in a three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television back in July.
Plot details on the surprise project are of course being kept hidden in an underground lab, but the Journal did share the following logline for the film:
“Greenbrier” tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.
There’s no word as yet on whether or not Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be back as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, but Sony is reportedly hoping to close deals with both actors.
Deadline reports that this is being “envisioned as a standalone installment in the Breaking Bad franchise that lives in the Breaking Bad universe,” with a chance of it being either a film or a miniseries if sold to a streaming platform or network.
Intriguing stuff. Stay tuned as more on this one comes to light.