A new chapter in breaking bad is at work.
Sources say The Hollywood reporter that breaking bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, although it remains unclear whether it will be released theatrically or made for television.
The representatives of Gilligan and Breaking Bad producers Sony Pictures Television did not respond immediately to THR requests for comments.
Project details floating around the industry with a possible false / active Greenbrier title are thin. It is unclear whether the film would be another prequel – like AMCs Better call Saul – or some kind of pursuit. It is also unclear whether any of the original stars, such as Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul, are involved in the new project, sources of stress that will be established in existence breaking bad franchise.
Gilligan, the sources say, will write the script, executive production and possibly direct. breaking bad and the prequel series Better call Saul production producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are also said to be attached to the film project, which is said to have followed the escape of a kidnapped man and his search for freedom. Production is expected to begin this month in New Mexico. The New Mexico Film Office has confirmed that a Greenbrier project is scheduled to shoot in the region.
breaking bad has become a critical crisis for AMC and has fled for five seasons. AMC and Sony TV producers have quickly come up with a better version of Better Call Saul as a follow-up series by Gilligan. Saul presenting Bob Odenkirk's small lawyer, was renewed for a fifth season, which was launched in 2019.
breaking bad the film will mark Gilligan's first project that will result from the new three-year contract he signed with Sony TV in July. Sources said the pact is valued at less than $ 50 million because Gilligan is not in the same volume space with producers like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, who signed both contracts with Netflix.
"Breaking Bad" (of any kind) would be an advantage for Sony TV, which, as an independent studio, is struggling with a rising battle in an era where property is becoming more and more important.
Gilligan's new business keeps one of the most respected showcases of television in the studio business, which continues to focus on cable and streaming services after an abnormal season in which a new series landed on the five broadcast networks.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.