Indeed, no one asked for this project!
What took 2 years and a half to be done (and mostly few hours to be taken down)
was nothing more than another personal challenge on the Internet, but motivated by the tiny frustration I felt when watching of the show.
Don't get me wrong: this show is outrageously great. More: by many aspects, it's could be better than Breaking Bad. For instance, the Jimmy and Kim love story treatment, that never gets over the top. Or the villains treatment, like Lalo, who at last
depicts a bad guy which is not pure crazy, or pure evil, but on the contrary shows a cool side so deep that it's way more alarming. Again with the thrill that drives Jimmy through his different identities, it just feels tangible.
Yet, I would have loved to witness more of the transformation from Jimmy to Saul, and then from "Better Call Saul!"
's Saul to "Breaking Bad"
's Saul; one cut in the show. Even the goodbye of the main couple felt so rushed it left me sadly not sad enough.
All this led me to think: with a feature length format, could I put more emphasis on those few moments so I could develop them even more?
To achieve that, I divided the movie in three parts: The first one, entitled "Slippin' Jimmy", is about Jimmy and his struggles with his brother that turn him into Saul. The second one, entitled "Better Call Saul", is — you guessed it — the arc of Saul Goodman, mainly focused on his fight with Howard leading to his doom. Finally, the third part, entitled "Breaking Bad", is more of an epilogue on what our two main characters will eventually become, for we don't have any Breaking Bad material to add in the mix.
Did I succeed? Quién sabe. But if you enter this project with an open mind, and with the curiosity of having the story you know and love told to you differently, you might be surprised! — For better or worst, you shall say