A Breaking Bad Movie Is Coming to Netflix
Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to The Monitor, WIRED's look at all that's new and news in the world of pop culture, from casting rumors to the current state of the streaming wars. This week: Breaking Bad is coming to Netflix (again), Apple's streaming service is coming (soon?), and Thanos is coming to Dune.
A Breaking Bad Movie Is Coming, Whether You Want It or Not
Do you miss Breaking Bad, and just don't feel like Better Call Saul fills the void? Well, we have some good news: Deadline is reporting that not only is a Breaking Bad film coming, it'll air on both AMC and Netflix. No word yet on when the movie will be released, but the rumor is that it will focus on Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman.
Apple Will Detail Its Streaming Video Service in March
After months of semi-secrecy, it looks as though Apple is finally about to unveil its long-gestating streaming service. Per The Hollywood Reporter, lots of Very Famous People—including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and J.J. Abrams—are being sent invites to an event on March 25 to announce the company's video plans. Few details are known about the service, aside from a few high-profile partnerships, but some reports suggest Apple's programming will be free to device owners, and mixed in with subscriptions to third-party services. Mark your calendars.
Thanos Is Coming to Dune
Finally, more Dune news. It looks as though Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, has committed to joining Timothée Chalamet in the upcoming Dune reboot. Brolin will reportedly be playing swordsman Gurney Halleck in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic.