‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Will Follow Jesse Pinkman After 2013 Series Finale (Report)

Yeah, bitch: A day after the news that Vince Gilligan is working on a “Breaking Bad” film, Slashfilm reports that the focus will be on Walter White’s co-conspirator, Jesse Pinkman.

Slashfilm also reported that Aaron Paul will be reprising his role for the movie. Fans had already begun to speculate that the film might be about Jesse, because the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported on the film, said it would “track the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

The “Breaking Bad” finale, of course, included Jesse escaping neo-Nazis who were forcing him to cook meth.

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Representatives for Sony Pictures TV, Paul, and Gilligan did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment on the movie’s plot details or Paul’s involvement with the project.

Bryan Cranston, who played the show’s main character Walter White, confirmed the initial film news himself Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

“Yes, there appears to be a movie version of ‘Breaking Bad,'” Cranston told Patrick. “But I, honestly have not even read the script. So I couldn’t tell you.” He did admit that he’s spoken about it to Gilligan, who is developing it with Sony Pictures, which produced the series for AMC.

 “If Vince Gilligan asked me to do it, sure, absolutely. He’s a genius,” Cranston said. 

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“It’s a great story, and there’s a lot of people who felt that they wanted to see some kind of completion to these storylines that were left open, and this idea, from what I’m told, gets into those,” Cranston added. “At least a couple of the characters who were not completed, as far as their journey.”

He’s hoping Gilligan can find a way to bring back Heisenberg, considering his fate in the series’ finale.

“I don’t know if there is an appearance or how, what kind of appearance. Flashbacks, flashforward, I have no clue,” he continued. “But I’m excited about it because it’s ‘Breaking Bad’ and it was the greatest professional period of my life and I can’t wait to see all those people again. Even if I just come by to visit.”

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The “Breaking Bad” movie will begin shooting under the title “Greenbrier” in mid-November and will run through February, according to the Journal.

The New Mexico film office confirmed to TheWrap that a project from Sony Pictures with such a title will begin shooting next month.

It is unclear whether the project is planned for a theatrical release or will air on television.

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“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons — across six years — on AMC from 2007 to 2013. A spinoff following Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman character, “Better Call Saul,” began airing in 2015 and wrapped its fourth season in October.

15 'Breaking Bad' Characters We've Already Spotted in 'Better Call Saul' (Photos)

  • Brealing Bad Better call saul

    "Better Call Saul" inhabits the same sad Albuquerque underground as "Breaking Bad," so it's natural that characters in the AMC shows would overlap. Ready to see how? (Spoiler warning: This gallery contains lots of details about both shows.)  

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  • Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman

    Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk)  

    He's the main character in the new series, so of course we need to include Slippin' Jimmy. Goodman appeared in 43 of 62 "Breaking Bad" episodes as Walt and Jesse's criminal lawyer, with an emphasis on "criminal." Thus far through "Better Call Saul," he's still just James M. McGill, Esq., but we're getting to that whole alter-ego thing, trust us.

    In flash-forwards, we see that Jimmy/Saul lives long enough to become a paranoid, balding Cinnabon worker. Free icing? Could be worse.  

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  • Mark Margolis

    Don Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis)

    He walks! Hector -- the uncle of Tuco Salamanca -- had a wheelchair in "Breaking Bad." But the old man who was constantly ringing his bell to communicate was a real crimelord in his younger, more virile days, which "Better Call Saul" shows.  

    In "Breaking Bad," Hector takes out Gustavo Fring (pictured) with a crazy suicide bomb, avenging the deaths of his OTHER nephews. We'll get to those guys soon.  

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  • Ken Wins

    Ken (Kyle Bornheimer)

    Here's one of those deep pulls that we alluded to earlier. In "Breaking Bad," obnoxious Ken inadvertently helped Walter White break bad, and his mode of transportation suffered the consequences.  

    First, Ken stole Walt's parking space at a bank, while bragging on his bluetooth. Later, the loudmouth continued his boastful, irritating behavior. So Walt blew up his car, as chemists do.

    In Season 2 of "Saul," Jimmy and Kim trick Ken into buying them a ton of expensive tequila shots at a swanky bar. The stock broker with "KEN WINS" on his BMW license plates tends to lose a lot in this universe.  

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  • Gus Fring Better Call Saul

    Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito)  

    After being teased at the end of Season 2, The Chicken Man and “Breaking Bad’s” biggest adversary shows up in the second episode of season 3. After a humorous scene where he’s cleaning up right next Jimmy eating at Los Pollos Hermanos (Saul and Gus never actually met each other in “Breaking Bad”), we see Fring is not yet the drug kingpin he is in “Breaking Bad.” But throughout the third season, we see how Mike will eventually become Gus’ fixer and get a lot more on the rivalry between Fring and the Salamancas (as fans of both shows know, it doesn’t end well for either).  

    We also see Fring lay his eyes for the first time on the industrial laundromat that will be known to “Breaking Bad” fans as the Super Lab where Walt and Jesse cook for him.  

  • Raymond Cruz

    Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz)  

    Tuco's surprise appearance in Season 1 of "Better Call Saul" set the tone for even more exciting, unspoiled villainous returns. And then legs got broken, badly, because Tuco is a complete madmen.  

    Currently, Tuco is doing prison time, thanks to Mike. But he'll be out soon enough ...  

    In "Breaking Bad," the ruthless Tuco had worked his way all the way up to drug kingpin level. He, Walt and Jesse had some rough and tumble meetings before Tuco himself met his demise with a Hank Shrader bullet through the brain.  

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  • Jonathan Banks BCS

    Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks)  

    OK, OK, we know -- another obvious one. But you can't make this an all-encompassing list sans Mike.  

    Mike and Jimmy/Saul work together in both series, though their relationship remains rocky at best. Early on in "Better Call Saul," the two meet at a local courthouse, where Jimmy is a public defender and Mike works the parking lot.  

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  • Daniel Moncada

    Leonel Salamanca (Daniel Moncada)  

    One of the killer "cousins," who are really twin brothers. (They're cousins of Tuco's, and nephews of Hector's.)  

    The boys are dangerous, bloody, all-business hitman for the Juarez drug cartel. They're sharp dressers and have ever sharper axes. Both brothers get snuffed out as a result of a classic Hank firefight during "Breaking Bad," though this one lives long enough for one last-gasp badass hospital moment.  

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  • Luis Moncada

    Marco Salamanca (Luis Moncada)  

    Click back to brother Leonel's slide -- don't they look similar?  

    One difference: How they died. Marco got the top of his head blown off by Hank in that classic parking lot fight scene. Gross, but fully earned.  

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  • Krazy-8

    Domingo "Krazy-8" Molina (Max Arciniega)  

    This was a really cool cameo. A more grown-up Krazy-8 was actually the first person Walter killed in "Breaking Bad," though he hemmed and hawed over it for a while, almost freeing his violent prisoner.  

    In "Saul," Molina comes across quite convincingly as a younger, more innocent version of himself, still new to the drug game and working at his dad's store. In a half-decade or so, he'll be choked to death with a bicycle lock in Jesse's aunt's basement.  

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  • Gun Dealer Lawson Better Call Saul

    Lawson (Jim Beaver)  

    Everyone's favorite weapons dealer sells Walt the gun he uses to mow down a whole lotta neo-Nazis. He also turned up on "Better Call Saul" to offer several rifles to Mike... though, to Lawson's surprise, Mike took a pass.  

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  • Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser)

    Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser)

    We all know how she takes her tea by now, which would ultimately be Lydia's demise.   

    During the "Breaking Bad" days, Lydia tried to get Mike to kill a laundry list of Gus Fring's associates. When he refuses, she tries to have Mike killed. Bad move.  

    Lydia and Mike first meet in "Better Call Saul," when Gus sets him up with a paycheck at her Madrigal Electromotive. They don't get off to a great start.  

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    Huell Babineaux (Lavell Crawford)  

    A very svelte-looking Huell (Crawford lost 130 pounds since the end of “Breaking Bad”) pops up in the fifth episode of season 3, “Chicanery,” inadvertently bumping into Chuck during a recess during Jimmy’s bar hearing. In a gut-punching reveal, we find out that Jimmy hired Huell to plant a fully-charged battery on Chuck, which reveals his illness to be in his head and helps Jimmy avoid getting barred forever for practicing law.  

    Hey wait a minute, didn’t we see Huell do that move before…?  

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  • Don Eladio - Better Call Saul

    Don Eladio Vuente (Steven Bauer)  

    "The Winking Greek" was the boss of the Juarez Cartel -- that is, until he took a shot of Gus Fring's Zafiro Añejo tequila during the "Breaking Bad" days.  

    Back during the "Better Call Saul" timeline, Eladio was a total jerk to Hector, who years later was used as a prop to take out Fring.  

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  • Francesca Liddy Better Call Saul

    Francesca Liddy (Tina Parker)  

    Before she was Saul Goodman’s personal secretary, Francesca served as the receptionist for Wexler McGill. She unfortunately gets laid off when Jimmy and Kim decide to sublet the office during Jimmy’s enforced year-long sabbatical from legal work. Jimmy promises to hire her back when he can practice law again, and we all know how that turns out.  

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  • Gale Better Call Saul

    Gale Boetticher (David Costabile)  

    In the third episode of Season 4, Gus pays a visit to Gale at his chemistry lab on the University of New Mexico campus (with the scene evoking memories of another chemistry teacher), which ends with Gale urging for Gus to allow him to produce higher-grade meth in his lab. Gus declines, saying Gale is meant for “better things.”  

    We’ll find out in “Breaking Bad” that those “better things” aren’t really all that better.  

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  • Kim Wexler Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul

    Honestly? We're most worried about people who turn up on "Better Call Saul" but not "Breaking Bad." Does that mean they went straight and avoided grim "Breaking Bad" fates? Or that they didn't survive "Better Call Saul"? Kim Wexler, let us know you're okay.  

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A few “Better Call Saul” faces are familiar, but others are very deep pulls

"Better Call Saul" inhabits the same sad Albuquerque underground as "Breaking Bad," so it's natural that characters in the AMC shows would overlap. Ready to see how? (Spoiler warning: This gallery contains lots of details about both shows.)  

Also Read: ‘Better Call Saul': Rhea Seehorn Is Terrified of Kim’s Fate, Checks Every Script to See If She Dies (Video)

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