Breaking Bad film coming, but will Walter White return to life?
The popular TV drama Breaking Bad is coming back in movie format, the show’s star Bryan Cranston has said, but it’s not clear if his iconic character Walter White would return as well.
The series, which ran from 2008 until 2013, told the story of White, a high school science teacher who responds to a terminal cancer diagnosis by turning into a powerful drug lord. It was one of the best reviewed shows in TV history and earned a total of 16 Emmys, including four Best Actor prizes for Cranston, and two Golden Globes.
“There appears to be a movie version of Breaking Bad, but I honestly have not even read the script,” said Cranston, 62, on a radio programme. “So there’s [a] question whether or not we would even see Walter White in this movie.”
Spoiler alert: White died at the end of the series. But Cranston nevertheless said that he would “absolutely” be interested in bringing White back, should show creator Vince Gilligan ask him to do so. “He’s a genius,” said Cranston. “I’m excited about it because it’s Breaking Bad. It was the greatest professional period of my life. And I can’t wait to see those people even if I just come by to visit.”
Cranston, an Oscar nominee for Best Actor in 2016 for his work on the Hollywoodset biopic Trumbo, said that he believed the film would offer fans some more closure for “at least a couple” of the characters. Several Hollywood media outlets said that the tentative title of the project was Greenbrier.
The New Mexico Film Office confirmed that a film by the same name, produced by Sony, would start filming later this month, and wrap in February.
[Breaking Bad] was the greatest professional period of my life. And I can’t wait to see those people even if I just come by to visit. BRYAN CRANSTON ACTOR
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in the series Breaking Bad