Happy Holidays to “Black Mirror” fans: An upcoming spin-off film of the popular dystopian series is releasing very soon.
Netflix surprised viewers by unveils the trailer for “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Wednesday night teasing a film about a young video game programmer in 1984 who “begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-bending challenge.”
Now the release date is known, and there won’t be much of a wait: December 28 Deadline reports.
“Welcome back,” teases the trailer for the vintage-looking film.
The show, created by Charlie Brooker, has in the past released longer Christmas episodes. Netflix is calling this one “A Black Mirror Event,” with the show’s fifth season releasing at a later date, as yet unknown.
“Bandersnatch” features Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”) with Will Poulter (“The Maze Runner”) and Asim Chaudhry, and is reportedly directed by David Slade, who also directed the Season 4 episode “Metalhead” “Black Mirror.” .
“I keep having these vivid dreams, like thinking about weird things,” the young protagonist (Whitehead) says in the trailer, as he prepares to pop red and yellow capsules. Then a Big Brother voice intones: “We are going to be a successful factory! Like Motown, but for video games. One of these games is called “Bandersnatch – it’s an adventure game based on the book”.
BTW: A “Bandersnatch” is a fictional creature featured in Lewis Carroll’s 1872 novel “Through The Looking Glass”. He appeared in the poems “Jabberwocky” and “The Hunting Of The Snark”.