Rumours were running rampant last year when it was announced that a Breaking Bad film was going to be made, with many thinking that the plot would revolve around Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman. Now, it appears to have been confirmed that this will idea be a sequel that follows Paul’s meth dealer.
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the feature-length film will be a sequel to the series, revolving around Paul in his Emmy-winning role as Pinkman. Sources have also confirmed that Netflix will have the first-run rights to the project, which will then air on AMC, the network which originally broadcast the series.
The film will be written by series creator Vince Gilligan, who will also act as executive producer alongside Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Gilligan is also rumoured to be directing the film which follows “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
When being interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show, Bryan Cranston (who led the series as Walter White) confirmed that a Breaking Bad film is indeed in the works, but he wasn’t clear as to whether Walt would make an appearance, though he did mention that he would “absolutely” appear if Gilligan asked.
Cranston said, “It’s a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale]. This idea, from what I’m told, gets into those — at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey.”
The actor also added, “I don’t know if there’s an appearance — flashbacks, flash forwards — but I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again, even if I just come by to visit.”
More on the Breaking Bad film when we have it.