***UPDATE*** Here’s the link to The Albuquerque Journal, where the news was first reported.
It appears Vince Gilligan has a bit more Breaking Bad in him, with reports circulating that the show’s creator is currently working on a two-hour movie based on the crticially-acclaimed AMC series. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Gilligan will write, executive produce, and possibly direct the film, with Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein expected to be involved with the film.
Representatives for Gilligan and Breaking Bad producers Sony Pictures Television haven’t commented on the reports, and it is still unknown if the film will be released theatrically or made for television. While details on the project are understandably minimal at this point, it’s also reported that the project has been circulating under the fake/working title Greenbrier. Aside from that, it’s still not known if the film will be a sequel or prequel; or if stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be involved.
Greenbrier is described as following the esacpe of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. Production is expected to begin later this month in New Mexico, though the New Mexico Film Office would only confirm that a project with the title “Greenbrier” is slated to shoot in that area during the time period listed.
“We are happy to welcome ‘Greenbrier’ and Sony Studios to New Mexico. For years we’ve built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we’re seeing success after success for the film industry in our state.”
– Nick Maniatis, Director, New Mexico State Film Office