'Bandersnatch' will drop just before the new year
Some eagle-eyed Twitter users have spotted a new image on the streaming platform that shows three of the film’s cast. Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) can be seen in the picture, gathered around a computer.
The movie, titled Bandersnatch, is reported to clock in at 90 minutes. A landing page on Netflix has confirmed it is a movie, featuring the words “a Netflix film”. It is reportedly set to arrive online on December 28.
The film is also listed on its own page, away from the 19 other Black Mirror episodes. Netflix says the film is “mind-bending, offbeat, cerebral and dark.”
You can see a screenshot from Netflix below.
Speaking about the idea of a Black Mirror movie earlier this year, Brooker told NME it would be unlikely. “We would need a really good idea to do a movie… because we feel like they’re little movies anyway. So unless we had an idea that needed 300 million dollars, I think we’re incredibly lucky to be doing what we’re doing.”
When it comes to season five, Brooker is keeping his cards close to his chest. “I can never confirm nor deny anything about season five. Season four was literally written around the time of the American election and the Brexit vote and that sort of stuff,” he told NME.
“I think there was a deliberate, ‘Okay, I don’t see how all of those things will pan out.’ Actually, though, I think you end up commenting on those sorts of things anyway, bleakly. It felt like what we shouldn’t do was go, ‘And here’s the Brexit episode!’, as we would probably get it wrong in the thick of it.
“Also, like anyone else at that time, I was like, ‘Fucking hell! I’m going to keep my head down and fucking write because the world’s about to explode! Let me see if I can type this before a fucking meteoroid crashes. What’s going to happen next? An asteroid? I don’t know. Fucking minced meat is going to become sentient and start crawling out of packaging and strolling away – I wouldn’t be surprised.”