The first trailer for the Netflix film, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, was just released. This trailer was definitely released late, as the standalone film is arriving on Netflix on 12/28/18! It’s rumored that it will be a choose-your-own-adventure film, the first of its kind on Netflix, with over 5 hours of footage. The mind-blowing Bandersnatch movie trailer is definitely one you have to watch multiple times in order to comprehend it.
As described by Netflix, the plot of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is:
“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.”
As seen in the trailer, the adventure game they are creating, Bandersnatch, is based on a book written by Jerome F. Davies. Based off of the first trailer, the main character seems to be fascinated with Davies, and he questions reality.
Towards the beginning of the trailer (at 0:16), you’ll see a poster for a game called, “Metl Hedd”. I wonder if that is referencing the Black Mirror Season 4 episode, “Metalhead”? David Slade, who’s the Director of Bandersnatch, also directed that episode (which I don’t think is a coincidence.)
Besides the “Metl Hedd” reference, the name Bandersnatch is also known as the fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass novel. The Bandersnatch creature is described as having a long neck, snapping jaws, as well as being fast and ferocious. We’ll have to wait and see whether aspects of this character are translated into this Black Mirror film.
The main character (currently unnamed) is played by Fionn Whitehead. The supporting actors in the Bandersnatch film are Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), Asim Chaudhry, and Alice Lowe.
So, will you be watching Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Netflix? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!