Following reports Tuesday night that a “Breaking Bad” movie was in the works, Bryan Cranston, who played the show’s main character Walter White, confirmed the news Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show.”
“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,'” Bryan Cranston told Dan 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 series creator Vince 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.”
On Tuesday night, word got out that Sony and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan were developing a feature film spinoff of the critically-acclaimed AMC series.
The film will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February. The New Mexico film office confirmed to TheWrap that a film from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month. The film will “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” Further details about the film are being kept under wraps, and it is unclear which or if any of the show’s original characters are expected to return. It is also unclear whether the project is planned for a theatrical release or will air on television.
“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,” said Cranston. “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 AMC show’s 2013 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.”
“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons — split 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 just wrapped its fourth season in October.
You can watch the video above to hear his full remarks.