'Breaking Bad' movie in the works

Frank Ockenfels

Frank Ockenfels

So, on a scale of one to 10, how psyched are you for a Breaking Bad movie?

It has been reported that the classic television series Breaking Bad is to be made into a spin-off film, with the cameras set to roll in New Mexico this month.

At this point it is not known whether the film will be released theatrically or air on AMC, nor how it specifically relates to the Breaking Bad franchise. A possible story line would track "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom," according to The Albuquerque Journal, which brought the news, Albuquerque being the original filming location for the series.

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Gilligan's current project, Better Call Saul, chronicling Saul Goodman's small-time lawyer who takes his own journey into criminal activities, is up to its fifth season, airing in 2019. The feature project is expected to employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, as well as 16 actors and approximately 450 background talent from the state. "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". We also don't know if the movie will be a follow-up to the acclaimed AMC series, which ended in 2013, or if it's another prequel, like the show's beloved spin-off Better Call Saul, which recently wrapped up its fourth season on AMC.

Sources told THR that Gilligan is penning the script, producing, and potentially directing. Set to return are producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein who have worked with Gilligan both on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

"Breaking Bad" is the story of Walter H. White, played by Bryan Cranston, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series.

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