Last year, Variety very quietly broke that a Breaking Bad sequel movie was in production. Basically the only reason that Variety or anyone else knew about it was because the Albuquerque Journal had done some investigating of its own, and discovered that a film named Greenbrier was scheduled to shoot between November 2019 and March 2019. The logline was about “the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom,” and the Journal deduced that it was a Breaking Bad movie. The trades subsequently gained a few more details intimating that the film was about Aaron’s Paul’s character in the aftermath of the events of Breaking Bad.
What most people didn’t really pay much attention to was the original piece from the Albuquerque Journal stating that the film was being shot from November 2018 to March 2019. In fact, that happened. Somehow, a sequel to one of the biggest shows of all time managed to shoot in its entirety without any details leaking … or rather, not many. Some people on Instagram had seen the film being shot, and I actually collected a few of those photos at the time. They didn’t provide that much intel: The movie would at some point return to Jesse Pinkman’s childhood home, Ed the Disappearer would likely make an appearance, we’d see the meth compound again, and Jesse’s car would make a reappearance. We do not know, however, if Bryan Cranston will in any way appear in the film.
In any respect, that happened — the entire movie was shot, and nary a sound was made. However, a couple of days ago, in talking about the upcoming season of Better Call Saul (huzzah!), Bob Odenkirk confirmed that to The Hollywood Reporter, conceding that he actually doesn’t know much about the movie himself, save for the fact that it’s in the can.
“I’ve heard so many different things about it, but I am excited about the Breaking Bad movie. I can’t wait to see it,” he told In Studio.
Speaking on the secrecy surrounding the film, Odenkirk said, “I don’t know what people know and don’t know. I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”
When it will be released is still an open question, however, we do know that it will be released on Netflix before it premieres on AMC. Notwithstanding Odenkirk’s comments that he doesn’t know much about it, I am tentatively hopeful that it somehow crosses over with Odenkirk’s Gene in Omaha in the next season of Better Call Saul. Pinkman needs a Cinnabon.
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