Yesterday, we learned that Vince Gilligan and company are gearing up to shoot a Breaking Bad movie in New Mexico. At the time, we didn't know who'd star in the film, whether it was intended to be a feature or a TV movie, or what it was about beyond "the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
Today, thanks to our friends at Slashfilm, we know a lot more:
"/Film has learned that the newly announced Breaking Bad movie will be a sequel set after the events of the series finale, following Jesse as he blazes a trail away from that horrifying finale."
Well, that tracks. This just about the only thing that would've made sense, given that leaked logline, one of the few dangling Breaking Bad plot threads that might sustain an entire film. Whether or not you're interested in seeing Jesse Pinkman's story continue is, of course, subjective, but we're excited about the idea: Better Call Saul proves this creative team knows how to keep a story going, and the thought of seeing Jesse finally get some closure after all these years is undeniably compelling.
Obviously, Aaron Paul's returning for the project, though there's currently no word as to which other Breaking Bad cast members might appear. Given that this whole thing is set to go into production next month, we imagine we'll be hearing more on that front in the very near future.
UPDATE: Bryan Cranston has weighed in on whether or not he'll appear in the Breaking Bad movie.
What do you folks think? Are you feeling this as much as we are? Think Gilligan and company should leave well enough alone? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for further updates on the Breaking Bad movie (which, by the way, is apparently operating under the title Greenbriar) as they roll in.