The last episode of Breaking Bad may have happened back in 2013, but it appears that the story isn’t over yet.
According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is currently in the process of writing a two-hour movie that, per Complex, will be a sequel continuing the tale of Jesse Pinkman’s story following the show’s final episode.
As THR reports, Gilligan will begin writing the script, and there’s word that he may act as one of the film’s executive producers and the film’s director.
In addition to Gilligan, the source shared that executive producer’s Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (who worked on Breaking Bad and its prequel TV series Better Call Saul) will be working on the forthcoming film as well.
While information of the upcoming flick has been kept under lock and key, that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some information that’s been shared.
According to SlashFilm, Aaron Paul will be reprising his role as Pinkman. The upcoming film will apparently be a sequel of sorts, and it will follow the events that happened with Pinkman after the show’s final episode.
“The kidnapped man is Jesse Pinkman and the movie will follow his escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale,” SlashFilm writes.
With Paul on board for the shoot, it’s still unclear if Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White, will be reprising the character in the film. As Uproxx reported, Cranston has expressed an interest in possibly joining the film, where he shared that he would “absolutely” jump on the project if Gilligan asked him to.
As for when the film is slated to be released, and how, it appears that production will begin to shoot sometime this month, with a goal to end filming sometime in February.
It’s unclear as to whether or not it will get a theatrical release or a TV spot, but as THR points out, it would make sense for Gilligan to aim for a TV spot under a three-year deal he inked with Sony TV back in July.
Either way, we’re pretty excited for the upcoming Breaking Bad sequel! What are your thoughts on the new movie? Sound off in the comments below!