December 19, 2018

Breaking Bad Movie: CONFIRMED!

It's been over five years since Breaking Bad went off the air, but the story may not be over.

Series creator, Vince Gilligan is hard at work to bring a two-hour movie to the masses, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With the project in the early stages of development, details are scarce about the plot and which stars from the original series could be making a comeback.

The movie “will be set in the existing Breaking Bad franchise,” according to the report. The story involves “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

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What's more, this new chapter is slated to begin in New Mexico in December, so it sounds like it's been quietly in the works for a while now.

Launching in 2008 to 1.4 million viewers, the series was not a heavy hitter in the ratings, but the ratings steadily grew throughout its run, with the 2013 series finale achieving 10.3 million total viewers and a 5.3 rating in the demo.

Bryan Cranston at Better Call Saul Premiere

The series starred Bryan Cranston as a chemistry teacher named Walter White who opted to manufacture meth after learning that he has cancer.

It snagged 16 Emmy wins during its run and spawned a spinoff titled Better Call Saul which remains a hit to this day for AMC.

Better Call Saul is slated to return for a fifth season in 2019.

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As for where fans can expect to watch the movie, that's still up for debate. The movie news comes on the heels of AMC ordering three The Walking Dead movies starring Andrew Lincoln.

We need to remember here that AMC stood for "American Movie Classics," when it first launched, so the influx of movies could signal the cabler returning to its roots.

Vince Gilligan Promotes Better Call Saul

Alas, it would be fun to watch these movies on the big screen as opposed to the small screen, but time will tell what will become of them.

The cast and crew assembled for Breaking Bad's tenth anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year and Gilligan admitted it was possible to have some characters from the original series show up on the spin-off.

"We don't want to jerk folks around," Gilligan said. "But we would be sorely remiss if these characters didn't appear in the show before it ended."

During the same event, Cranston admitted that he would not be on board with a revival series.

"We’re very proud of our show and Better Call Saul. In some ways, it’s best to leave it alone – that you want to think back on it favorably,” Cranston said, adding:

Bryan Cranston at Comic-Con

“I don’t want to mess with it. It was the perfect opportunity that changed all of our lives. It changed many lives on our show.”

But one fan went as far as asking about a movie, and while Gilligan stated that "Anything is possible," Cranson offered a stern "No."

Could this mean that Cranston is not part of the project? Possibly.

Would you still watch, Breaking Bad fanatics?

Remember you can watch Breaking Bad online right here via TV Fanatic.

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