This Breaking Bad remake shows the power of the GTA V movie editor

The weekend is drawing to a close, so you’re likely to be needing some form of diversion to distract you from the fact that tomorrow’s Monday — and we’d like to suggest this Breaking Bad remake filmed inside the high-definition world of Grand Theft Auto V.

Modders and moviemakers are having all kinds of fun with the Rockstar Editor software built into the PC edition of the game, and this is one of the best examples of the form we’ve seen yet. From the iconic opening scenes to the yellow suits, from the memorable lines to the cars of the series, it’s all here — kudos to Sachitha Harshana and the effort he’s put in here.

We don’t know too much about the making of the video, but Harshana has shared some of his computer specs: A 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 4770, 16GB of RAM, and a ZOTAC GTX 970 graphics card helped to make the marvelous clip you can see above. With hardware and software like this accessible to the average amateur, who needs Hollywood any more?

Harshana isn’t the first person to mix one of the biggest game franchises of our time with one of our most notorious television shows — individual scenes from the series have also been shot using the Rockstar Editor. Take a browse around YouTube and you’ll find a whole host of impressive clips made with the built-in editing tools.

The game’s arrival on PC also means plenty of mods and hacks for gamers to play around with. Just be careful which ones you’re installing, because they’re not all good for your hardware system.