Word broke out yesterday that the addicting TV series, Breaking Bad, has a movie coming up. Creator Vince Gilligan has something brewing in New Mexico. Details were very slim, and it wasn’t clear how the movie will connect to the series’
For one, the series wrapped up rather nicely, and, no, we’re not going to spoil you on anything because you really need to watch it if you haven’t.
But now, with the emergence of a logline of the film, we may finally have an idea what it will be about. The logline reads: “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”
And, yes, Breaking Bad fans, if you put two and two together correctly, then it’s pretty obvious that the kidnapped man is Jesse Pinkman, and the film will follow his escape from Albuquerque after the bloody and tragic events of the series finale. Naturally, Aaron Paul is set to reprise his role, which won him three Emmy awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
In the final season of Breaking Bad, Jesse was held captive by a group of neo-Nazi scumbags, who forced him to cook Heisenberg’s blue meth recipe while Walter White himself skedaddled to the wilderness to die lonely and very freakin' rich. Chained in a dark room and tormented, Jesse made an unsuccessful escape attempt and was forced to watch as the woman he loved was executed for his actions.
It only ended when Walter--ego recharged by guilt, rage, and the desire to reclaim his dark legacy--arrived and science-murdered the Nazi crew with a remote control machine gun. After, Jesse drove into the night, overcome with manic joy and panic, all told through Aaron Paul’s brilliant and heartbreaking screams of rage and laughter.
Jesse had escaped, but was he really free? His story was intentionally left wide open, a big question mark for a character who often made the wrong decision at every fork in the road. And now, it looks like Gilligan is going to bring some closure to the poor man. Or not.