If you were hoping to head over to Albuquerque, New Mexico to check out the filming of the Breaking Bad movie, bad news, the movie’s been shot.
Update (August 24): Just days after Bob Odenkirk let leak that the film has already been shot, Netflix has just dropped the first trailer for the Breaking Bad movie. It’s titled El Camino and arrives October 11, 2019. This also marks the first time the film’s existence has been officially acknowledged.
The first trailer finds Skinny Pete being badgered (see what we did there?) by police, who want to know the whereabouts of Jesse Pinkman.
The movie’s title, El Camino, is the type of vehicle Jesse escaped with during the Breaking Bad series finale.
Original story (August 23): Breaking Bad fans are pretty excited (and, if we’re all honest, a bit nervous) about the forthcoming Breaking Bad movie. The series finale was an arguably perfect conclusion to Walter White’s story, and the ambiguous end to Jesse Pinkman’s plight let the viewer decide exactly what happened to the newly-freed man. So, a movie that tells us exactly what happens to Jesse after we see him burst through that fence in the series finale has had Breaking Bad fans desperate for information.
As it turns out, while we were all distracted wondering if the movie would be any good (and probably while we were all distracted with deciphering social media posts from Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul), the movie quietly filmed. As Saul Goodman himself, Bob Odenkirk, told the Hollywood Reporter, the movie’s already in the can.
“I’ve heard so many different things about it, but I am excited about the Breaking Bad movie. I can’t wait to see it. I don’t know what people know and don’t know. I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”
That’s right, folks. The movie has been completed! While it is shocking that such a huge film was completed in utter secrecy, it’s not surprising that the film’s shooting schedule was under such lock-and-key.
Bryan Cranston frequently mentions at conventions and other media appearances how the show initially helped the cast and crew find shooting locations that had signs that clearly denoted where Breaking Bad was shooting (signs which fans promptly stole). After the show grew in popularity, they’d use code names for the show, but fans would sniff that out and snag those signs, too. So, with such savvy fans, it’s no surprise that the entire thing was a giant secret.
Odenkirk didn’t drop any more details about the movie, and he didn’t mention if we’d see any appearances of Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill/Gene from Cinnabon. However, we’re pretty excited to jump back into this exciting world to see how our favorite characters fared after the heart-pounding series finale of Breaking Bad.