After weeks of speculation over what exactly Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch was going to be…
Was it going to be an official start to Black Mirror's fifth season? (Nope. A standalone film.)
Was it going to have an interactive component to it – a "Choose Your Own Adventure" format – as was rumored? (Hmmm…)
Was it going live on Netflix on December 28th? (Yup. Confirmed below)
The streaming service helped answer those questions and more with the first official trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, giving curious fans their first real look at what to expect – kinda'. Directed by David Slade (American Gods, Hannibal) and starring Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead, the Black Mirror "special event" follows a computer programmer who adapts a fantasy novel into a video game – but then things change, creating a mix of reality and virtual reality that has him questioning the reality of everything – and everyone – around him.
Here's a look at Netflix's official trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch:
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch – 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.
So about that "Choose Your Own Adventure" aspect that the episode is rumored to have…
According to recent reports from The Independent, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has approximately 310 minutes of extra footage – doing the math? That's a few minutes longer than five hours – which is a lot of footage to film if it's just going to end up on the cutting room floor. But if you're planning to drop a movie with a "surprise" interactive aspect to it like what's rumored for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? An amount of "extra footage" like that would make perfect sense.
Fans will get the chance to see just how much they can their minds wrapped around some new Black Mirror when Netflix drops telefilm Bandersnatch on Friday, December 28, 2018.