Every time I see a Fathom Events commercial before The 20 before the trailers before my screening of Scary Movie 8: Grumpy Catholics Gone Wild at 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, I think to myself, “Hey, I should do that some day. A TV show like Star Trek or Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the big screen? That’d probably be cool.” Then a TNT promo showing BEHIND THE SCENES footage of Rizzoli & Isles begins, and what the hell is Fathom?
It’s already bad enough paying $16 for a new movie — why would anyone want to dole out the same amount for an episode of TV they’ve already seen dozens of times? I prefer to watch Caroline in the City in the comfort of my own home, thank you. But Steven Soderbergh, fresh off the success of Is That a Pedophile In the Bushes or Just Rob Lowe?, has an idea that, according to Indie Wire, “concerns a show that might be an even bigger [summer] blockbuster event than anything hitting the multiplex.” Nope, not Franklin & Bash & Snooki, but Breaking Bad.
“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” he said, elaborating on his pitch, “but for the fans to have a communal viewing experience that week, that’d be super-cool.” (Via)
It’d be like A Very Breaking Bad Movie, but without the Whites heading to Hawaii. Unless they did…?
I’m going to be upset if Breaking Bad doesn’t end with big, fat party animal Walter White wearing a Hawaiian shirt.