Rachel Paige
April 24, 2015 7:27 am

You’d think Disney and Breaking Bad wouldn’t mix seamlessly together, right? Well, we’re about to find out if the partnership between two of our favorite things is indeed as beautiful and strange as it sounds. Disney has acquired the rights to a movie called Beanstalk, based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. What’s more? Beanstalk comes straight from Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan, who is the creator, mastermind, writer, and director of our favorite grim television masterpiece. What a strange yet delectable combination — fairy tales and Breaking Bad.

According to Deadline, Gilligan wrote a “detailed outline” of the Beanstalk story, but he won’t be writing the full script. That task falls on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul writer Thomas Schnauz—so at least this is all staying in the Albuquerque family. There’s an awesome rumor floating around that Gilligan might direct the movie, which would be amazing (BTW if you want to see his directing skills, just check out the pilots for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul — he did both).

ICYMI, Disney’s on a big kick with live-action movies right now, so acquiring this project makes total sense. There’s actually an animated Jack and the Beanstalk version from Disney, called Mickey and the Beanstalk, which came out in 1947, and follows the traditional story of Jack, a giant, and some magic beans. But we have a feeling this will be a much different version.

There’s no known solid premise for Gilligan’s version yet, and it is still in the very early stages of development. We can guess that it’ll rely heavily on narration, color schemes, maybe an anti-hero or two, and the giant will probably yell “I AM THE DANGER.” Fingers crossed.

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