Capitalizing on the show's timeless success, creator Vince Gilligan has announced that a film project is in the works – a two-hour movie, a new chapter in the Breaking Bad world.
The show let the drama simmer on a slow-burn for years, some viewers frustrated with the tone and pace in parts. It's currently unclear whether the film would make way for a follow-up in the story, a spin-off like the successful Better Call Saul on Netflix, or whether it would ask new questions altogether.
Are they going to need a bigger kitchen? Breaking Bad lives on with a film on the way
Instead of passing the torch onto fresh faces, Gilligan has been confirmed as the main instigator of the new project as producer, writer and potentially director – which bodes well for the quality of the upcoming film as Gilligan stands out as one of the greatest writers for the screen in recent years.
It's yet to be confirmed whether Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return as the iconic cooks (Walt and Jesse respectively) but with a seemingly quiet upcoming filmography for both actors, the future seems hopeful.
TV-to-film adaptations don't have the greatest track record – the Sex and the City films spring to mind as somewhat unfortunate adaptations. But with the promise of a new Downton Abbey picture on the horizon, and the safe hands of the AMC wizards who birthed Breaking Bad in the first place, these early stages can only make room for hopeful optimism.
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