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El Camino trivia: 65 facts about the new Breaking Bad film

El Camino is a new movie taking place after the events of the Breaking Bad tv series. And we can’t wait to watch it!

So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about this new movie!

  1. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, or simply El Camino, is an upcoming American neo-western crime drama film
  2. It serves as a continuation of the television series Breaking Bad
  3. Series creator Vince Gilligan acts as screenwriter, producer and director of the film
  4. With Aaron Paul reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman
  5. The plot follows what happens to Pinkman following the events of the show’s series finale
  6. A Breaking Bad feature film was rumored ever since the series’ finale in 2013
  7. Gilligan approached Paul with the idea in 2017
  8. Near the tenth anniversary of Breaking Bad
  9. And filming began in secret in New Mexico in November 2018
  10. Lasting nearly 60 days
  11. The project remained unconfirmed until August 2019
  12. Then Netflix released a trailer
  13. The film is scheduled to be released digitally on Netflix, as well as limited theatrically, on October 11, 2019
  14. With television broadcast at a later date on AMC
  15. Set after the Breaking Bad finale “Felina”, Jesse Pinkman pursues freedom after escaping from his captors
  16. While being hunted by law enforcement officers
  17. Vince Gilligan had the idea for El Camino during the final stages of filming the last season of Breaking Bad
  18. Asking himself what would happen to the character of Jesse Pinkman following the events of the Breaking Bad finale “Felina”
  19. Where Jesse escapes from the neo-Nazis’ headquarters after being rescued by Walter White
  20. He had not told others of this idea until near the tenth anniversary of Breaking Bad
  21. There he started sharing the idea with former cast and crew members as a means to celebrate the milestone
  22. Aaron Paul, who played Jesse, affirmed that Gilligan had contacted him around 2017 while he was starring in The Path about plans for celebrating the tenth anniversary of Breaking Bad
  23. And hinted at something big
  24. And he vowed that he would be eager to be involved with any idea that Gilligan had to continue Jesse’s character
  25. Unlike most of his work from The X-Files and Breaking Bad where he worked with one or more co-writers, Gilligan opted to write the screenplay alone until he was ready to present it
  26. After affirming that Sony Pictures Television, which helped to produce Breaking Bad, was on board
  27. Gilligan selectively shopped the film to a few potential distributors
  28. Settling on Netflix and AMC due to their history with the show
  29. Gilligan intended the film to have some theatrical release
  30. A goal he had sought during filming of Breaking Bad
  31. Which Netflix had been able to do with some of the show’s season premieres in limited theatrical engagement
  32. The film was kept under great secrecy from the pre-production stages
    With cast and crew under tight restrictions about what they could say about their project
  33. Gilligan believed that as El Camino was a coda to the series
  34. That it would only really appeal to fans of Breaking Bad
  35. And would not be as enjoyable to those that hadn’t watched it
  36. It was only until near the start of filming in November 2018 that rumors of a film continuation of Breaking Bad was in development
  37. With Paul returning as Jesse
  38. In an interview in November 2018, Bryan Cranston, who starred as Walter White, confirmed that a film was indeed in the works
  39. But said he had not seen a script
  40. Though was interested in appearing if Gilligan called for it
  41. While Gilligan has been involved with theatrical films before, El Camino is the first film he produced
  42. The unspecified budget was stated to be more than the US$6 million that “Felina” cost to produce
  43. The film was shot at a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio using the Arri Alexa 65 camera to capture the work in a cinematic manner
  44. Most of the filming occurred in Albuquerque around November 2018 under the working title of Greenbrier
  45. Compared to the pace they had used during Breaking Bad
  46. Where they would shoot six to eight pages of script a day
  47. The pace for El Camino was more relaxed
  48. With only one-and-a-half to three pages a day
  49. With the overall shoot lasting fifty days
  50. The larger budget and relaxed schedule allowed Gilligan to capture scenes outside of Albuquerque as well
  51. Something he wanted to do but was unable to during Breaking Bad
  52. By the time local media made a connection between Greenbrier and Breaking Bad
  53. Filming had been mostly completed, according to Paul
  54. Formal announcement of a Breaking Bad film to be released by Netflix and AMC was made in February 2019
  55. Netflix revealed the film on August 24, 2019
  56. With the name El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
    Along with the film’s first teaser trailer
  57. In the days prior to its formal announcement, Netflix temporarily listed the film on its website
  58. Which was noticed by users before it was pulled
  59. The title refers to the Chevrolet El Camino that Jesse drives away with in “Felina”
  60. The announcement trailer of the film was released by Netflix on August 24, 2019
  61. A teaser premiered during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on September 22, 2019
  62. While a full trailer was released on September 24, 2019
  63. The film is expected to be released on October 11, 2019, on Netflix
  64. With later airings being planned on AMC
  65. In addition, the film will have a limited theatrical release from October 11–13 in various cities in the United States


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