The Breaking Bad franchise is soon going to get its own movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, creator Vince Gilligan will write, executive produce and “possibly direct” the movie. It is not revealed whether it would be a TV movie or will get a theatrical release.
There is no word on whether the movie will be a prequel (like currently airing Better Call Saul) or a follow-up to the megahit crime drama that starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. It is also not clear if any actors from the original show will return. Cranston’s Walter White is unlikely to return if it is a sequel since the character died at the end of the show.
The plot details are also scarce. Breaking Bad is widely believed to be one of the best television dramas of all time. It aired for five seasons and got an overwhelming critical and audience reception. It was based on a character called Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to drug business when he gets diagnosed with lung cancer. Using his wide knowledge of chemistry and the distribution skills of his ex-student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), he creates an empire and becomes a feared kingpin.
AMC, on which Breaking Bad originally aired, also announced a trilogy of movies set in The Walking Dead universe. Andrew Lincoln, who plays the lead role of Rick Grimes, will lead the cast and the movies will broadcast on AMC itself.