"We are happy to welcome "Greenbrier" and Sony Studios to New Mexico", New Mexico's State Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said.
Collider reports that Gilligan has written the script and is gearing up to direct starting this month in the traditional Albuquerque haunts.
No further information was given for the production, and it is now unclear if it will be a prequel or will even include the characters or same actors from the television show.
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.
If the news is indeed to be trusted, it leads us to wonder what sort of form a Breaking Bad movie would take.
Last night, in the midst of a massive US election, some pretty huge entertainment news also dropped with the leak that a Breaking Bad movie is not only in the works, it starts filming this month.
Of course, there begs the question of "do we need a Breaking Bad film?"
It's now unclear if the project will be released to theatres or television. I mean, the dude escapes a pretty rough kidnapping and I'm sure his quest for freedom following that would be rather gnarly.
The Emmy Award-winning series was set and filmed in Albuquerque for six years.
The show detailed the fate of Walter H. White (Bryan Cranston) a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who morphs into a fearsome drug kingpin in an effort to build a fortune for his family. That remains to be seen; Walt did not survive the finale, although the character could always return in a flashback or dream sequence.
The project will be the second Breaking Bad spinoff following Better Call Saul, which recently wrapped a fourth season.
As of now, it's unclear if the film which is temporary titled Greenbrier, will be a prequel or a follow-up to the series finale which aired in 2013.