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Are We Finally Getting a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Black Mirror?
We could be less than a week away from a Black Mirror premier, and tantalizing new hints keep trickling out. Thanks to an observant Redditor, we now know that a feature-length film is almost certainly coming sometime soon: Netflix already put a page up. It doesn’t sport one of those sometimes-neat, sometimes-annoying autoplay trailers, but it confirms that Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is “A Netflix Film.” Since we haven’t gotten so much as a season five trailer yet, it seems likely that the movie could be the Black Mirror content debuting on December 28th, while the full season may be pushed to 2019.
And The Independent is reporting more potential details, thanks to keen observers of the Korean Media Ratings Board. Redditors translated the film’s Korean description as reading, “A young programmer makes a fantasy novel into a game. Soon, reality and virtual world are mixed and start to create confusion.” Bandersnatch is listed being directed by David Slade, who helmed last season’s ‘Metalhead,’ and starring Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead.
Most intriguing of all is the incredibly long stated running time: 312 minutes. At more than five hours, that’s way too long for a film—but it would make sense as the total runtime of all possible storylines in the rumored choose-your-own adventure feature.