Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is reportedly working on a two hour Breaking Bad movie set within the current Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe. However, it’s unclear at this point which of the two properties will be the primary setting for the movie – if either. It’s also unclear whether the project is intended for theaters or television audiences.
The Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico is where Gilligan and his crew films the majority of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) is reporting that according to the New Mexico Film Office, a movie by the working title of Greenbrier will begin filming this month and continue through early February. Gilligan is confirmed to be writing and executive producing, and he may actually direct too.
The Albuquerque Journal also states that “Greenbrier tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” By that description, it certainly sounds as though Greenbrier could be something that takes place shortly after the conclusion of the Breaking Bad finale.
It’s entirely possible that the project is in the works via the AMC Studios Original Films banner. This would mean that Gilligan’s two hour movie would more than likely head toward AMC’s television network rather than theaters.
The studio is obviously ramping up efforts to get original films in the works under the umbrella. On Monday, AMC’s Chief Content Officer, Scott Gimple, confirmed that AMC Studios Original Films will produce 3 The Walking Dead movies that feature Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes now that the character has left the television series.
Hopefully between AMC and Gilligan we’ll get some clarification as to what this Breaking Bad movie actually is sometime soon. Especially with filming reporting beginning in the next few weeks. Regardless, it’s quite exciting – just like science, bitch.