Some intriguing and unconfirmed details about the upcoming Breaking Bad movie have come to light. SlashFilm reports that the movie will be a sequel to the beloved AMC TV show that follows Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman in the immediate aftermath of the show’s series finale.
The movie–which may be for theaters or TV–is reportedly being written by Breaking Bad creator/writer Vince Gilligan. The movie will apparently “[track] the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom,” and Jesse Pinkman is reportedly that man.
Paul is set to return to play Jesse again, and that’s great news considering he did such a wonderful job with the character on the original show.
The ending to Breaking Bad seemingly sets up something more for Jesse specifically. The last we see of Jesse is him driving away into the darkness after escaping the clutches of his neo-Nazi captors. Jesse as a character was one of the show’s best, so it’s exciting and intriguing to think about seeing more of him in yet another Breaking Bad spinoff.
The first spinoff was Better Call Saul, a TV show that focuses on how Jimmy McGill became the scummy lawyer Saul Goodman. That show remains on TV; a fifth season is on the way.
The Breaking Bad movie will reportedly begin shooting later this month in New Mexico, so if that’s the case, you can expect an official announcement to come down soon.
Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White on Breaking Bad, said on The Dan Patrick Show (watch it above) that he hasn’t read the script for the new movie and doesn’t know if he’ll be involved in it. Intriguingly, he teased that the movie may feature a couple of characters whose story arcs were not seen through completion.
Breaking Bad just celebrated its 10th anniversary, as the show originally premiered back in 2008.