The Breaking Bad story is set to continue with confirmation that creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film set after the events of the hit series’ final episode five years ago.
While there is little information on what shape the movie would take – a prequel like Better Call Saul or something else – reports from the US claim the movie will follow character Jesse Pinkman post Breaking Bad.
Bryan Cranston, who played the series’ lead character Walter White, appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning (Australian time) to confirm there is a movie in the works and that Gilligan had approached him about it.
Cranston, 62, said in the interview he would be interested in being part of the project, but doesn’t know if his character would be included.
Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, was last seen driving away from captivity in the final episode of Breaking Bad after being forced to produce drugs for a gang of white supremacists.
The movie plot theory was borne out by an Albuquerque Journal report that said the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom”.
The Journal, based in the New Mexico city where Breaking Bad was set, also reported the title as Greenbriar.
The New Mexico Film Office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that a project with the title of Greenbriar was slated to begin shooting in the region from mid-November through early February.
The intrigue continued after Paul, 39, deleted an Instagram post Thursday featuring his Pinkman character posing on the Breaking Bad set.
His social media feed is still heavy with Breaking Bad photos and references, including a recent snap of him with daughter Story, born in February to the actor and his wife Lauren.
Breaking Bad, the crime drama about a high school chemistry teacher (Cranston) who begins selling meth to secure money for his family after he’s diagnosed with terminal cancer, originally ran for five seasons.
It was critically acclaimed, winning 16 Emmys and two Golden Globes.
The prequel, Better Call Saul, featuring Bob Odenkirk’s small-time lawyer Saul Goodman, has been renewed for a fifth season.
The reports sparked immediate response on Twitter from fans both in favour and hating the idea of a new project.
“Turns out Walter White didn’t die of the gunshot wound and his cancer goes into remission. He buys and RV and goes looking for Jesse to put the band back together,” one user said.
“Any other show I’d say no, but this creative team hasn’t disappointed yet,” another said.
A third was less keen: “No no no no no. Don’t ruin this amazing piece of art.”