‘Breaking Bad’ Series Finale: Steven Soderbergh Plotting Movie Adaptation, Plus Deleted Scene?
Though August 11 remains a ways off, we’re gripping for the end as AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad‘ prepares to unleash the final eight episodes of the series later this summer. And while fans of the series have had a mixed reaction to the idea of continuing the franchise, why does director Steven Soderbergh want ‘Breaking Bad’ to end up in movie theaters?
Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will soon come to their ultimate ends, as the last few episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ air this summer, the majority of which have been kept strictly under wraps for good reason. Fans no doubt have their own plans for taking in the final episodes of the series, but if acclaimed ‘Behind the Candelabra‘ director Steven Soderbergh has his way, the series’ final two episodes will wind up in movie theaters!
Speaking with IndieWire, Soderbergh offered up his thoughts on bringing ‘Breaking Bad’ to the big screen:
I thought it would be really cool to have the final two episodes of the show as a movie that aired the Friday after the penultimate episode. You’d sell that during the season – ‘See the season finale in theatres!’ – and just run it for a week, but I feel like you’d clean up. It’s never been done before. It’s [in cinemas for] one week, then you can download it, but for the fans to have a communal viewing experience that week, that’d be super-cool.
Meanwhile, it turns out the upcoming June 4 DVD release of season 5′s first half will contain an added bonus for fans: an additional sequence shot for the mid-season finale “Gliding Over All“! Featuring Jesse, Saul and Skinny Pete, the new scene fills in a brief gap in between the dissolution of Jesse’s partnership with Walt, and their tense next meeting.
You can check out a first look at the new eight-minute scene via Yahoo TV below, and give us your predictions for the final episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’ in the comments! Do you think anyone will pick up Steven Soderbergh’s pitch?