Work has finally begun for the first Breaking Bad feature film. Undoubtedly, this news has left fans super excited, as they have been craving for a return of Breaking Bad after it left television 5 years ago. The Emmy winning show has a large fan base. And even after several years of being absent, people still binge watch its episodes online. The neo-western crime series first premiered in 2008. It ran for five years before finally finishing in 2013. There are reports that the Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is developing a two-hour project. Moreover, sources say that the project “will be set in the existing Breaking Bad franchise”. The Hollywood Reporter has also verified the news. But the big question is, will the movie star Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul?
The Albuquerque Journal, in New Mexico, contains a special report about the production of the show. It that the filming will begin in Albuquerque. It happens to be the same location where the original series was set and shot. The filming will hopefully begin this month. The journal also claims about a tentative synopsis for the forthcoming movie. It mentions that the project’s working title us probably Greenbrier. The movie will “follow the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”.
There have however been no such indications of the casting a release date of this movie. The idea of whether Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul or other actors from the television show will appear on the film still remains obscure. Gilligan recently signed a deal with Sony’s division. The movie on Breaking Bad will hence be their first joint venture together. Sources have failed to divulge that whether the movie will be a TV movie or if it word premiere in cinemas.
Similar projects are in the works right now apart from a Breaking Bad film. HBO is working on a deadwood film. Furthermore, post Andrew Lincoln’s departure from AMC’s The Walking Dead there have been rounds about a movie on the franchise. Critics, however, are not in awe of the idea. They are citing examples of remakes of classic TV shows like Charlie Angels, Baywatch, Bewitched, Lost in Space, The Saint. And they are hence putting forward the fact that films can only ruin long-term narratives. Vince Gilligan is a masterful writer and his genius cannot be challenged. However, people are obviously skeptical after their past experiences. In addition to this, the fact that the original cast members are yet to sign the dotted line makes them nervous.