Over the course of the years, many TV shows have been converted into feature films and vice versa. One can blame the ever-growing fandom to be behind this change as the limited series often avoid delving too deep into the story. Earlier, it was reported that some characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) were to have their own series. Likewise, Baywatch also initially aired as a TV show but was later continued as a film. Now, fans' favourite Breaking Bad will be revived as a film.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour-long film. A source close to the creator made the claims but Gilligan and producer of the show, Sony Pictures Television hasn't confirmed anything yet.
As of now, it's unclear if the film which is temporary titled Greenbrier, will be a prequel or a follow-up to the series finale which aired in 2013. It's also still hazy if the original cast consisting of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be returning for the upcoming venture.
Insiders revealed that Gilligan will be scripting the film along with its production as well as direction. Breaking Bad and its prequel, Better Caul Saul's executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are also reported to be attached to the film. The production house is expected to begin filming this month in New Mexico where the New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a project titled Greenbrier is scheduled for filming.
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. Insiders added that the contract is valued at less than $50 million as Gilligan is not in the same volume space as other producers who have signed nine-figure deals with Netflix.
An upcoming film will give a major boost to Sony TV which has already been fighting a battle in an era where ownership has become an important aspect. Gilligan's project will help the television network keep its reputation as one of the most respected showrunners in the industry.
After Breaking Bad shot to fame, producers were quick to send a green signal to Better Call Saul as Gilligan's series. The show has been renewed for its fifth season and is all set to go on air in 2019.
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Breaking Bad was a critical breakout and ran for a successful five season. It follows a high school chemistry teacher Walter White, essayed by Cranston, who finds extreme measures to earn a living after he realises that his salary will not be enough to support his family. With his former student Jesse Pinkman played by Paul, White turns his life around by making and selling drugs.
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