THE Netflix released the trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Film, which will debut on the streaming service on October 11: the film tells the story of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) fleeing “from the law and his own past”. It has yet to be confirmed whether Walter White (Bryan Cranston) will appear in the film.
“After his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse needs to make peace with the past if he wants to have any kind of future,” explains Netflix in a statement. The company released a teaser in which Skinny Pete says in a question: “I am not going to help you put Jesse Pinkman back in a cell.”
El Camino was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, and will be starring Aaron Paul. The actor says in an interview with New York Times which cannot reveal whether Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White in the series, will be in the film.
In Breaking Bad, Walter was a chemistry professor who went on to make and sell meth with the help of his former student Jesse. The series won a spin-off called Better Call Saul, which is broadcast on the American channel AMC and Netflix.
Breaking Bad movie was recorded in secret
Bob Odenkirk, who plays lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that the film had already been recorded: “I find it hard to believe that you don’t know that it was filmed. They filmed … How is this a secret? But is. They did an incredible job of keeping it a secret. ”
El Camino was filmed in 2018 in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA). Last year, local newspapers found that a film was being recorded under the codename Greenbrier and deduced that he was connected to Breaking Bad. But Paul explains to the NYT that, at that point, “the film had already happened and was recorded, it was ready”.
Netflix played an important role in the success of Breaking Bad, which aired between 2008 and 2013. Director of photography Michael Slovis stated at the time: “There was a period when Netflix was proud that more people watched Breaking Bad over there than at AMC ”, the TV channel that broadcast the series. Gilligan, meanwhile, said that Netflix “kept us up”.