Breaking Bad movie in the pipeline

US reports suggest a Breaking Bad feature is in development, although it isn’t clear if it will be for cinemas or television.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the New Mexico Film Office indicated “Greenbrier,” will begin production in the Duke City mid-November through early February.

A source close to the project confirmed that the project was a Breaking Bad film.

According to the logline, “Greenbrier” (possibly a project code name) tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. It will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and approximately 450 New Mexico background talent.

“We are happy to welcome “Greenbrier”and Sony Studios to New Mexico,” said New Mexico State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. “For years we’ve built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we’re seeing success after success for the film industry in our state.”

It’s still unclear whether original cast members including, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, will return for the film.

Deadline reports deals are still being made by Sony for the project, but that producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein who have worked with creator Vince Gilligan on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul will return.

6 Comments:

  1. I loved the Breaking Bad series (have it all on dvds) and the excellent follow-up Better call Saul but I agree with the other comments here ;you can have too much of a good thing.

  2. Looks like the Breaking Bad franchise is following a new trend begun by another successful TV show The Walking Dead, Some producers and production companies just don’t know how to give up on a once successful, thing it just has to keep going on and on.

  3. Yes,not quite sure about BB in the longer, one off movie format.
    The shorter episode format seemed to be a perfect fit as the story arc was able to meander and build brilliantly across the episodes.

    • Yep that’s one of the appeals of television for me these days that you don’t get the sense of wow they stretched that out or wow they wrapped that up quickly like the old days. Especially on streaming services where say a show like Maniac can have an episode run anywhere from 57 mins to 27 mins to service the story for that episode, Better Call Saul does the same as did The Man In The High Castle and others.

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