Kickstarter for 'Breaking Bad' Sequel Starring Val Kilmer and Slash Cancelled After Val Kilmer Calls Out the Author
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Kickstarter for 'Breaking Bad' Sequel Starring Val Kilmer and Slash Cancelled After Val Kilmer Calls Out the Author

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 18, 2014 | Comments ()


Yesterday, I contributed money to a Kickstarted for a sequel to Breaking Bad starring Val Kilmer and Slash as two U.S. marshals tasked with locating a fugitive Walter White, who somehow either escaped or was spirited away by someone else in the Breaking Bad series finale. That series would’ve have also starred Laura San Giacomo, because of course it would have. I love the way the Internet works, too, because after I contributed to it, I wrote it up on Uproxx, and a few minutes later, an update from the Kickstarter arrived in my inbox telling me that it had been written up in Uproxx!

But I have sad news to report today. Lawrence Shepard, the mad genius behind this Kickstarter, who had planned to get the Breaking Bad sequel off the ground for only $500,000, has cancelled it. He only had $499,000 to go!

Why did he cancel it? Because Val Kilmer called him a goofball.

Shepherd did not take kindly to that tweet. In fact, he managed to write quite a bit about Kilmer’s 140-character dismissal (which I suspect was tongue in cheek).

Shepherd writes:

Your agent couldn’t have emailed me back saying that you weren’t interested? Instead you call me a goofball? You don’t even know me.

I’m getting a lot of questions about Val Kilmer’s tweet and simply put, him calling me a goofball is what it is.

What really pisses me off is that he completely dissed Ms. Jana Mashonee by tweeting that in the first place. She has 2 Grammy nominations, 10 Nammys, she has performed for President Obama, and the First Lady Laura Bush. Her movie, the Dinosaur Experiment, made back it’s money in 3 1/2 days. The last time I checked they’ve doubled their money. She sang in 10 different American Indian languages on her Christmas album. She agreed to do the Anastasia pilot, and Val Kilmer wiped his ass with her decision by tweeting that.

Secondly is his completely negative comment about Americans. I am a veteran, and although I expect zero special treatment because of it, I do expect another American to respect this country and it’s citizens. Yes we as Americans do strive to keep going, to make this the best country on earth.

Also, Mr Kilmer completely wiped his ass with the fact that Anastasia is hiring American combat veterans to play the 7 police officers in the pilot. He should have had the decency, and respect for those veterans, many of whom have sacrificed everything, by keeping his mouth shut rather than trivialize the project. Enough said.

God bless the Internet!

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Nadiney

    Before everyone jumps on Kilmer you should know that he also suggested the author was a booger eater, and that one time he sat near a girl and got the worst case of cooties ever. Riddled with cooties, guise.

  • Stuntman John

    Damn straight! Val Kilmer can only dream of starring in a movie like The Dinosaur Experiment! WHO'S THE GOOFBALL NOW MOM!?!

  • Marc Greene

    Hopefully he's just trying to keep his schedule open I case they need him for a flashback in the sequel to MacGruber. Pleeeaase!

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  • NoPantsMcLane

    Goofball is one of the worst insults there is. I once called my preschool teacher a goofball and she was legally allowed to use corporal punishment on me. Val Kilmer should know better smh.

  • googergieger

    This is just like that time that Breaking Bad musical got cancelled because the Lesser Belushi called the writer a booger head. This might have been a dream.

  • To me this says Val Kilmer is honest, not wanting people to be duped into thinking he was legitimately tied to the project. He is kind, because goofball is a mild insult and not a lawsuit. He has taste, because he knows Breaking Bad was a good thing.

    Lifetime crush unharmed.

  • chanohack

    Out of respect for your lifetime crush I shall not write about my experience with Val Kilmer.

    I will say this, though: this is more evidence that he has a very non-communicative agent.

  • I appreciate your respect for my lifetime crush, and the fact that Kilmer may be a reclusive, introverted curmudgeon. As those words could all be used to describe me, I've never had a problem with it.

  • mzblackwidow

    it's like you're typing what I'm thinking :) Maybe the newly crowned king of Overreact-land could start a kickstarter about two random Pajiba commenters who may read minds ......

  • UMNomad

    "She sang in 10 different American Indian languages on her Christmas album." - Ehh... ok?

  • She will sing no more, now that Val Kilmer has wiped his butt with her.

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  • Dulce et Banana

    Lady Sings the Eewwwws?

  • JoeK

    A Breaking Bad sequel? What a dope!

    [hastily puts spec script for big screen Manimal adaptation back in file cabinet]

  • emmalita

    I think enough time has passed that someone wants to see that. Manimal spec script. Not me, but someone, somewhere.

  • JoeK

    PM me your email address. You know, for science.

  • nailpolishcolor

    *rolls eyes*

  • Ozioma

    Wait, Slash? Former GnR guitarist Slash? THAT guy? Really? Not, oh say....Robert Downey Jr, whose onscreen chemistry with Val Kilmer made 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang' more than just an okay movie?

    'Goofball' is being kind, even before the guy went into an internet meltdown.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    At least it's Kickstarter, and not IndieGoGo, so this loony (or goofball, if you prefer) doesn't get whatever money did come his way already. Takes a special kind of balls to call out an actor for calling you out when he hasn't said yes to the production, and you're using his name to fund it.

  • Dulce et Banana

    You are the hammer on that nail of a point. The guy was lucky to be called a goofball instead of being called by someone saying "My law firm represents Mr Val Kilmer..."

  • logan

    Hey I never said Val could speak for all Americans. I think that job should go to an actor that can, you know, actually get a job acting.

  • Stuntman John

    Apparently, he can get a job acting without even trying. He just hates America to much to do it.

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