As if anticipating the final 16 episodes of Breaking Bad (and having to accept that the final eight will not run until summer of 2013) wasn’t hard enough for fans of the AMC drama, start/executive producer Bryan Cranston has let it slip that a Breaking Bad film is now not outside the realm of possibility. Please allow your heads a moment to explode, and then we’ll continue with the details.
Breaking Bad—the TV drama about a high school chemistry teacher who, upon discovering that he has cancer, begins to cook and sell meth in the American southwest to provide money for his family—has, over four seasons, become one of the most beloved dramas on television. It’s also become one of the most complex narratives on TV, and with only 16 episodes left (season five will be split into two eight-episodes halves, one this summer, one in 2013), and a lot of story left to tell about its increasingly evil protagonist, Walter White (Cranston).
Which is why Cranston, in a recent interview with The L.A. Times, has teased that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan simply has too many disparate story elements to complete the series within a 16 episode stretch. The solution? A feature-length film is now no longer a “far-fetched” possibility, and could indeed happen to wrap up the series.
“I wouldn’t mind visiting that possibility…And this is coming from a guy who doesn’t know anything of how the show’s going to end. If it doesn’t end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he’s still alive, that is.”
While it’s probably still less than likely that a movie will happen—it would require non-fan filmgoers to catch up on five seasons of television in order for it to make sense—it does give desperate hope to Breaking Bad fans who are desperate to keep looking into the dark world of Walter White. But given how well the long-rumored movie spinoffs for The Sopranos, 24 and Lost have gone, we probably shouldn’t hold our breaths.
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Source: Cinema Blend