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'Breaking Bad' movie is in the works, per report

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Members of the 'Breaking Bad' cast at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Presentation. Jan. 18, 2014. Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

A "Breaking Bad" movie is reportedly being added to the hit franchise.

The New Mexico Film Office informed the Albuquerque Journal that a film called Greenbrier was to begin shooting in New Mexico from mid-November through to early February. Though the film office wouldn’t confirm or deny that the project was a Breaking Bad film, the publication claims that a source close to the project confirmed the production.

The Albuquerque Journal also reported that the movie "tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom," and according to a subsequent story by Deadline, series creator Vince Gilligan has written the film and will direct. He will be joined by producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, with whom he worked on the AMC drama.

This is allegedly envisioned as a standalone installment in the franchise that lives in the Breaking Bad universe, however, it is not clear whether original cast members such as Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will reprise their roles.

It is also unclear whether the project will be a feature or a television movie, as Deadline claim that deals are being made by Sony, but there is still the possibility that it could be sold to a TV network or streaming platform.

Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series ever made, winning 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and even entering the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time in 2013.

Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cranston played Walter White, who is transformed from a meek high school science teacher into a ruthless player in the local methamphetamine drug trade.

In February 2015, a spin-off prequel series called Better Call Saul debuted. This was also created by Gilligan and, like its predecessor, has received critical acclaim.