It’s been five years since the final episode of ‘Breaking Bad’ aired but reports are now coming in that a movie is in development with the series creator Vince Gilligan.
Details around the big screen version are shrouded in secrecy. Details of a plot line are scarce and whether it will be set for the silver screen on TV are also unknown. What is known is that Gilligan plans a two-hour long version. A working title of “Greenbriar,” has been revealed as well as a brief plotline has also been revealed, the film is said to “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”.
Production is also said to start in the Duke City mid-November through early February, according to one source.
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Running between 2008 and 2013, ‘Breaking Bad’ followed a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) as he thinks his life can’t get much worse. His salary barely makes ends meet, a situation not likely to improve once his pregnant wife gives birth, and their teenage son is battling cerebral palsy. But Walter is dumbstruck when he learns he has terminal cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left by turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.
The series was widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. By the time the series finale aired, it was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards and four Television Critics Association Awards.
It also went on to spawn the spin-off series ‘Better Call Saul’, which again was met with critical acclaim.