Like a late Christmas present that got lost in the post, we got word in the wee hours this morning that Netflix is releasing a Black Mirror feature film tomorrow. Get ready for Bandersnatch! While the title refers to a mythical character invented by Lewis Carroll in his epic nonsense poem The Jabberwocky, the series is known for examining issues related to the darker aspects of technology. Check out the synopsis below and the trailer embedded at the top of the article.
“In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Welcome back.”
According to Deadline:
Charlie Brooker’s praised dark anthology series was renewed for a fifth season back in March, although Bandersnatch is not thought to be a part of that order with Season 5 still to come at a later date. The trailer calls it “A Black Mirror Event” and features Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead with Will Poulter and Asim Chaudhry. The latter says, “We’re going to be a hit factory, like Motown, but for computer games.” Poulter’s character then tells Whitehead’s, “When it’s a concept piece, a bit of madness is what you need,” as Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax” starts pumping.
Bandersnatch is reportedly directed by David Slade.