Netflix’s ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is set to get a limited US cinema release but writer/director Vince Gilligan has warned if you haven’t seen the series don’t bother with the film.
Gilligan, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, made the comment that in no way has the story been slowed down to play catch-up for non ‘Breaking Bad’ audiences.
“If, after 12 years, you haven’t watched Breaking Bad, you’re probably not going to start now. If you do, I hope that this movie would still be engaging on some level, but there’s no doubt in my mind that you won’t get as much enjoyment out of it. We don’t slow down to explain things to a non-Breaking Bad audience. I thought early on in the writing of the script, ‘Maybe there’s a way to have my cake and eat it too. Maybe there’s a way to explain things to the audience.’ If there was a way to do that, it eluded me. Part of what excited me about doing this was it was a movie, a closed-ended story of about two hours.”
The film will see Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
The Netflix Television Event ‘EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE’ reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. The movie is produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
The film will hit Netflix on October 11th.