While reception to the idea itself was mixed, thus far, Better Call Saul has managed to depart from Breaking Bad in ways that have allowed it to stand as a great series all its own. But it seems audiences and critics aren’t the only ones who noticed the series’ brilliance as its co-creator and showrunner, Peter Gould, is currently developing a new film for HBO.
Based on the Guy Lawson-authored 2012 nonfiction book Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market and Wall Street’s Wildest Con:
The HBO Films project will revolve around a colorful cast of rogues and schemers who create an audacious hedge fund fraud and then go on a wild search for “the Octopus,” a secret and elite market that controls the world financial system. Gould is set to write and direct the telepic, as well as exec produce. (via Variety)
While Better Call Saul probably helped, this isn’t Gould’s first outing with HBO. Previously, the man worked on Too Big to Fail for the network, a film that garnered multiple award nominations, including one for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.