“When it’s a concept piece, a bit of madness is what you need.”
The term “bandersnatch” originates from a fictional creature created by Lewis Carroll, which appear in his 1870s poems “Jabberwocky” and “The Hunting of the Snark”.Bandersnatch was a planned video game by Imagine Software but was never released as the company went bankrupt in 1984. The video game was mentioned in an Easter egg in Season 3 episode one (Playtest) on the front cover of a magazine which is briefly shown onscreen.
The movie is rumoured to have a choose-your-own-adventure element to it, where viewers can choose their own story-line. Netflix has not confirmed this news but it has been reported the film has over five hours of footage available. Will Poulter, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe and Asim Chaudhry round out the cast of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which is helmed by returning Black Mirror director David Slade.
The first ‘Black Mirror’ movie arrives 28 December
Official synopsis: “In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.”
The film is now available on Netflix, relax and watch it here – Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
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