New Breaking Bad film confirmed

Last night, in the midst of a massive USA election, some pretty huge entertainment news also dropped with the leak that a Breaking Bad movie is not only in the works, it starts filming this month.

Given that Vince Gilligan has been busy with Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, fans of the original show probably weren't expecting him to be cooking up a movie based on the idea. It's also not yet clear if the original cast is back - though it's hard to imagine any Breaking Bad film without series stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, both of whom have repeatedly said in interviews they'd be down for returning to the franchise (presumably on spin-off Better Call Saul). And we don't know if original stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris and others will return to reprise their roles.

Gilligan is attached as screenwriter and executive producer, and may even step up to direct as well.

The New Mexico Film Office has remained tight-lipped when questioned about the project and is sticking to the "Greenbrier" project name.

Work on a feature-length "Breaking Bad" movie is underway, according to The Hollywood Reporter and the New Mexico Film Office.


The New Mexico film industry and Sony Pictures Television have worked together on both "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul".

Currently, it still hasn't been confirmed if the film will release in theatres or online streaming giants, however, it would mark Gilligan's first project with Sony TV in a three-year deal he signed with them in July.

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) may not be in the Breaking Bad movie.

Breaking Bad was the story of a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, who turned to producing drugs when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Could this be a continuation of the finale that follows Jesse Pinkman?

It's been more than five years since Breaking Bad's series finale but its universe still has plenty of stories to tell.

  • Gwendolyn Kim