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The Breaking Bad Movie Starring Aaron Paul Will Debut on Netflix

Details are scarce, but Vince Gilligan is returning to write and direct.

Last November, news broke that a mysterious Breaking Bad movie was in the works from the show's original creator Vince Gilligan. Though details were scarce, it was reported that, the film will follow Jesse Pinkman's "escape from Albuquerque following the bloody events of the series finale." Now, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter "that Netflix will have first-run rights to the top-secret project, which will then air on AMC."

The film is written by Gilligan, who is also reportedly directing. At this point, it's unclear if Walter White will appear in the movie (likely via flashbacks, since, you know, he's dead), but Cranston has said he would absolutely reprise his character if Gilligan asked him.

"It's a great story and there are a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to some of these storylines that were left open [in the series finale]," Cranston said on The Dan Patrick Show. "This idea, from what I'm told, gets into those—at least a couple of the character show were not completed, as far as their journey ... I don't know if there's an appearance—flashbacks, flash forwards—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."

At this point there's no clear timeline on when the film is due out, but production reportedly started late last year in New Mexico. There's always the possibility that Walt Jr. grows up to follow in dad's footsteps using the money left to him in that trust fund...


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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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