“Breaking Bad” may have had its finale in 2013, but Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series.
Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.
Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take — a prequel like “Better Call Saul” or something else — or whether any of “Breaking Bad’s” stars will return. The Albuquerque Journal includes a logline stating the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
WE BACK. I am all in on Vince Gilligan having one good idea like, a decade ago, and going back to the well to mine every bit of content from it that he possibly can. Better Call Saul is easily the most boring show in television history but sometimes Gus Fring shows up and whispers a 4-minute monologue and I’m locked in for another 4 weeks of nothing happening.
With no actual details on the project revealed, let’s wildly speculate about the plot.
So what is the Breaking Bad movie going to be about?
If we stay on the current timeline, Walter White killed a bunch of Nazis and then died in his lab. A dream all of us meth dealers have. There isn’t much to do with that timeline. The kingpin is dead and we can’t really do a prequel about a science teacher and his average wife.
You could potentially write a movie about what’s next for Jesse. Personally, I do not care what happens to him and after seeing him pretty much turn into a slave in the final season, I’m okay with him driving away happy. I don’t want to see any more conflict in that young man’s life.
A Better Call Saul related movie would be 2 hours of digging in the desert and a sly remark from Bob Odenkirk every 20 minutes to keep you from walking out.
My guess is we are getting ourselves a Gus Fring origin story about how he rose through Central America, through Mexico and eventually taking over as the meth king of Albuquerque and I am here to read all of the Spanish subtitles. Shit, I’ll learn Spanish just to watch this movie.
Whatever this movie is about, I’ll be there opening night texting with the brightness all the way up on my phone.
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