Netflix has released an official trailer for the Black Mirror movie event of the year. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has been rumored to be a different kind of movie though.
Instead of a linear three-act movie, Bandersnatch is said to be a “choose your own adventure” kind of film. Meaning that you are in full control of what happens to these characters. At least in concept. We will see tomorrow. For now, check out the trailer below.
Now it’s still not clear if Bandersnatch will actually be a choose your own adventure movie. But after reports revealed that over 312 minutes of footage would be released, many came to the conclusion that would likely be the case.
In fact there are a few clues that tell us we will be in control. In the trailer there’s some texts telling us that Bandersnatch will “change our minds” and “change our life.” Again, we don’t know if there’s any truth to that, at least not until tomorrow, but there are a couple of hints.
Even the title itself suggests that we will be going on an adventure. Bandersnatch derives from the classic Alice in Wonderland story, where fantasy and reality collide. And we get to see a couple of those themes with the Videodrome elements in the trailer.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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.
It should be interesting to see if Black Mirror: Bandersnatch will be a “choose your own adventure” movie. While it has a runtime of 90 minutes, it’s that extra amount of reported footage that has us thinking this is no ordinary movie.
How Netflix will execute this concept will be even more interesting.
Directed by David Slade – who helmed the Black Mirror episode “Metalhead” – the film stars Fionn Whitehead and Will Poulter.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is set to begin streaming on December 28, 2018.
No word yet on when season 5 will arrive, but damn, this should be a good enough fix to hold us over until then. At least I hope.