A little over five years after AMC’s Breaking Bad came to an end, the internet awoke to news of a feature film with creator Vince Gilligan at the helm. That Break Bad movie, as it turns out, is a full-blown sequel to the original series that will follow Jesse Pinkman just after his daring escape in the series finale.
Following an initial exclusive by local Albuquerque paper The Albuquerque Journal, Slashfilm confirms that the Breaking Bad film — with the production title Greenbrier — will follow Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul, reprising his role) on his journey out of New Mexico after being rescued from a neo-Nazi gang by his former science teacher and meth-making partner, Walter White. Production is expected to begin in mid-November.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Greenbrier “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.” Slashfilm now reports that the “kidnapped man” is, in fact, Jesse Pinkman.
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Besides Aaron Paul as Jesse, it is unknown who else from Breaking Bad will appear in the film, including series lead Bryan Cranston. The ABQ Journal reports the film will employ at least 16 New Mexico actors, 450 New Mexico extras, and 300 crew members.
After being kidnapped and forced to cook drugs for a ruthless band of neo-Nazis, Jesse is rescued by Walter White, aka “Heisenberg,” who re-emerges out of “retirement” in order to reclaim his position as the underworld’s kingpin of scientifically perfect meth. Using a machine gun engineered to the back of a truck, Walter kills the neo-Nazis and rescues his former student before dying from a bullet wound.
In the years since the finale, Gilligan expanded his Breaking Bad universe with the spin-off prequel Better Call Saul, which explores the origin story of Walter White’s skeezy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). The series just completed its fourth season, which has a stellar 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
There is no release date set for the Breaking Bad movie