A screenwriter has set his sights on hiring Val Kilmer and rocker Slash for his Breaking Bad spin-off show if it gets fully funded on Kickstarter.com.

Larry Shepherd, from California, was left unsatisfied with the series finale of the Emmy-winning show which ended last year (13), and he's hoping fellow fans will support his quest to add a new story to the Breaking Bad universe.

Shepherd launched a campaign on the crowdfunding website last month (Jun14), calling on fans to donate to his spin-off, titled Anastasia. He describes the series as picking up where Breaking Bad left off.

Anastasia will focus on the professional and personal lives of two U.S. Marshals who were investigating drug kingpin Walter White.

Shepherd has billed Kilmer and Slash for the primary role, and is eager to feature guest stars such as Robert Downey, Jr., Neil Young, Eminem and DICk Van Dyke, but none of the celebrities have yet to comment on their possible involvement.

Shepherd is planning a 10-episode season if he funds the project by 1 August (14), but as of Wednesday (16Jul14), he has only raised $390 (£227) of the $500,000 (£291,706) goal.