In news which shocked the film fan community it appears that the much talked about Breaking Bad spin-off movie, has completed filming and is now in the can.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Bob Odenkirk, who played crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the original series and in the prequel series Better Call Saul, let slip that the production had wrapped and all footage was now complete.
He 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.”
It is testament to series creator Vince Gilligan and his fabled attention to detail that nobody leaked information about the shoot. Not a single picture of any of the actors on set found it’s way online and there are no details about the film’s plot, except we know it focuses on Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman. It looks like Breaking Bad fans will have to wait until next year to find out if Walter White returns, once the movie is released on Netflix.
Call me Sherlock ”Meth Lab Motor’ Holmes because I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that we hadn’t seen the last of Jesse Pinkman or Walter White in Vince Gilligan’s amazing Albequerqiverse.
Yesterday, in an announcement TV fans didn’t see coming, series creator Vince Gilligan revealed that there will be a Breaking Bad movie and it will focus on the fate of Jesse Pinkman, who we all watched drive off into the sunset with an acute case of post traumatic stress disorder.
Greenbrier will begin production as early as next month and will be a straight sequel to the award-winning crime drama series and will also tie up the fates of a few periphery characters we may have forgotten about, (Badger?). Actor Aaron Paul will reprise his role and there’s even a rumour Bryan Cranston could return in flashback scenes as Walter White, although he has stated he has yet to see the script.
As a long time fan of the original series and spin-off Better Call Saul, (which, in my humble opinion is the superior of the two), I think Gilligan is doing something very special. Stretching an epic story with rich characters across two series and now a movie. His plan, so far, hasn’t suffered from any form of weakness or dilution and it’s exciting to watch a master storyteller create an entire universe these complex, rich and diverse characters inhabit.
No word yet if the movie will be a TV feature only or will get theatrical release.
Here’s the official Better Call Saul song perfromed by country legend Junior Brown.
It aired last week in the States and due to copyright laws the video wasn’t available to view in the UK until today. The music video also serves as a teaser for the forthcoming spin-off series with snippets from future episodes. February can’t come quick enough.
It may only be a brief and disappointing ten seconds in length but this AMC teaser trailer for the Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul gives fans a glimpse of what to expect.
As we already know Better Call Saul will focus on Albuquerque’s finest criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, and will be set before, during and after the events involving Walter White in Breaking Bad. From the looks of Saul’s hair the clip above may be from the ‘before’ stage of the series.
First off this post and the related video contains a whole wad of spoilers for the Emmy award winning drama series Breaking Bad. So if you haven’t watched the show or are currently behind in catching up to the finale:
DO NOT READ ON OR WATCH THE VIDEO!
A bright spark by the name of Bonnie Rose has expertly put together a fantastic video, (above), which suggests, with evidence, that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan may have actually based the entire series on the Marty Robbins’s song El Paso, which was featured in the final episode for the series entitled Felina.
When Stephen Colbert talked to Vince Gilligan about the song El Paso used in the season finale of Breaking Bad, he asked if Felina was Jesse or the blue meth, and Vince basically said Felina was the blue meth.. Viewed that way, the song El Paso matches up with not only the scene it was used in and the season finale, but the entire series. Or at least I was able to shoehorn it all in, I have no idea if this is how the creators meant any of this. So I put together the rest of it, just the way I saw it, to the whole song before and after the actual scene from the finale.
Confused? Just sit back and watch as song lyrics melt perfectly into the entire plot of Breaking Bad.
I’m a Breaking Bad fan. A huge fan, so you can imagine my excitement at the news of a possible spin-off series centred around the character of Saul Goodman, once Breaking Bad comes to a close later this year.
Speaking to Empire Magazine earlier this month writer/creator Vince Gilligan filled in some of the blanks regarding a possible Saul Goodman series:
… well, we’ll move heaven and earth to make it every bit as high quality as Breaking Bad, but then there’s the intangible question of whether it’ll affect people, whether it’ll move people as much as the mothership show did, and there’s no real answer to that. In fact, the safest answer to that is: ‘Probably not to the same level.'”
“Then you ask yourself, does that mean it’s not worth doing? I think it is indeed worth doing, and the way to approach is knowing that it’s not going to be the same thing. It’s not to be completely of a piece with the original show, but if it’s a challenge, and it’s interesting to us to do it, that’s reason enough. Worst case scenario, it’s like the spin-off to M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, that nobody remembers – and I don’t think it hurt M*A*S*H any that it existed. I don’t think we’re going to have that problem, though. Anything based around the character of Saul Goodman and any show starring the wonderful Bob Odenkirk has more than an even chance of being quite good indeed.
Holy Schnikes! A spin-off show involving Saul Goodman and his crooked legal practise, with the possibility of the appearance of familiar characters from the original Breaking Bad series? How can this not work?