Yeah, bitch: A day after the news that Vince Gilligan is working on a “Breaking Bad” film, Slashfilm reports that the focus will be on Walter White’s co-conspirator, Jesse Pinkman.
Slashfilm also reported that Aaron Paul will be reprising his role for the movie. Fans had already begun to speculate that the film might be about Jesse, because the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported on the film, said it would “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
The “Breaking Bad” finale, of course, included Jesse escaping neo-Nazis who were forcing him to cook meth.
Representatives for Sony Pictures TV, Paul, and Gilligan did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on the movie’s plot details or Paul’s involvement with the project.
Bryan Cranston, who played the show’s main character Walter White, confirmed the initial film news himself Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show.”
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,'” Cranston told Patrick. “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you.” He did admit that he’s spoken about it to Gilligan, who is developing it with Sony Pictures, which produced the series for AMC.
“If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius,” Cranston said.
“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those,” Cranston added. “At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”
He’s hoping Gilligan can find a way to bring back Heisenberg, considering his fate in the series’ finale.
“I don’t know if there is an appearance or how, what kind of appearance. Flashbacks, flashforward, I have no clue,” he continued. “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.”
The “Breaking Bad” movie will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February, according to the Journal.
The New Mexico film office confirmed to TheWrap that a project from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month.
It is unclear whether the project is planned for a theatrical release or will air on television.
“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons — across six years — on AMC from 2007 to 2013. A spinoff following Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman character, “Better Call Saul,” began airing in 2015 and wrapped its fourth season in October.