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'Breaking Bad' Movie: Everything You Need To Know

A two-hour film could be on the way, but will it feature Walter White and Jesse Pinkman?
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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie based on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s not known yet whether the project will find its way to cinemas, or just be made available on television and streaming services.

In fact, details are few and far between at the momentbut that's no reason not to get way too excited. Here’s everything we know so far...

It might be called 'Greenbrier', and focus on a man who escapes kidnapping

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the title of Greenbrier has been circulating around the industry – though that could just be a working title. The New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a project with that name is set to shoot in the region, and production is to begin this month. THR says the plot will “follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

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Vince Gilligan will take full control

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According to sources, Gilligan will be in full charge of the script, executive produce and potentially direct. He wrote and directed some of the most acclaimed episodes of Breaking Bad, including the show’s last ever episode ‘Felina’, which is widely considered one of the greatest series finales of all-time.

It would be his first project as part of a three-year deal he signed with Sony TV in July. He’ll likely be joined by Better Call Saul executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.

It could be a prequel featuring original characters, but that seems unlikely

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In Gilligan’s Netflix prequel series Better Call Saul, 56-year-old Bob Obendirk plays a younger version of his Jimmy McGill character, who we first met in 2009. With each passing series, that idea is becoming harder to fathom. Equally, the appearance of an ageing Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in a prequel might prove a distraction, even after a few hours in the make-up chair.

That is, if they turn up at all. While fans of the series will hope to see the characters of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman again, Gilligan has so far ignored those calls in Better Call Saul. Gilligan might set the movie within the midst of the original series, or could just ditch the old guard altogether.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.
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