November 7, 2018

Is Breaking Bad Cooking Up a Feature Film?

Breaking Bad cooking up a feature film
Assuming this isn't a Walking Dead crossover, how will a Breaking Bad movie exist without Walter White? 

CBR.com is reporting that a Breaking Bad feature film is going to happen. This does beg the question of what it will be about. 

After all... Last time we saw main character Walter White he didn't look like he was a good subject for a feature film. (Spoiler Alerts)

Breaking Bad cooking up a feature film dead walt

Sure, Breaking Bad was more than a show about Walter White and his alias Heisenberg. There was the rest of the ensemble, many of whom also died by series end. 

Of course that left room for the prequel series Better Call Saul, currently airing. 

Clearly, if there is money to be made from a beloved franchise, Hollywood will look for new stories... or not so new stories. The obvious character left to focus on is Walter's sidekick Jesse Pinkman. 

Can Jesse carry a movie though? We'll undoubtedly find out. 

News like this is always interesting for creatives because it's a massive portion of the opportunities in the industry today. Mining successful but completed stories for new content and new stories is where things are trending.

While Vince Gilligan is at the helm of this project, we know lots of properties come around looking for new voices to inject new stories into the franchise. 

How would you keep the Breaking Bad story going with just Jesse and no Walt to rely on? 

It's a worthwhile exercise. Let us know in the comments!     

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I imagine it would take place in the Better Call Saul universe, and be a combination of flashbacks and flash-forwards.

November 7, 2018 at 6:48PM

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Jesse Yules
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I would do something where there’s a funeral for Walt but somehow he keeps communicating with Jesse (because he’s not really dead!)

November 7, 2018 at 8:12PM

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I think a movie would have to follow Jesse and Saul Goodman -those are the strongest characters left. I think Jesse works best when he has someone to play off, someone guiding him and if Saul stepped in after Walter is gone it could be interesting.

November 8, 2018 at 1:43AM, Edited November 8, 1:44AM

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Stephen Herron
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That could be interesting, but I guess I don't see Saul wanting to do that. The jump forward in the current season of BTS makes it seem like Saul is pretty paranoid about his old life catching up to him.

November 8, 2018 at 10:07AM, Edited November 8, 10:07AM

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Yeah, good point

November 9, 2018 at 7:03PM, Edited November 9, 7:03PM

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Stephen Herron
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